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Multimedia Journalist

Kailyn Rhone is an emerging reporting fellow for ProPublica, a non-profit newsroom focused on Investigative journalism. She also serves as the Multimedia Editor for Blck G.E.M.S (Black Girl Empowerment for Mutual Success) Magazine. Previously, Kailyn was the Managing Editor for Florida A&M University's (FAMU) campus newspaper, The Famuan. In her spare time, she is a freelance writer published in Teen Vogue & YR Media.



A senior public relations student from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, attending the illustrious Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University with a love, passion, and drive for cultural storytelling to create change within her community.


Rhone is able to provide a safe space for young women of color to be empowered through creativity, education and connection. Previously, she served as the Managing Editor for the Famuan, reporting on stories and issues that are immensely impactful to minorities and deeply significant to her heritage and culture.


Rhone is a freelance writer who has been published in Teen Vogue, YR Media, and The Tallahassee Democrat. She also interned for Tampa Bay Times, Texas Tribune, and The University of California Berkeley's Alumni Magazine. As a Black journalist, she wants to address unspoken issues surrounding minorities in part of creating change for future generations to come. Rhone is expected to graduate Spring 2022 with a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations.