Benita Mathew is a breaking news reporter based in Green Bay, Wisconsin. She covers police, crime, and courts for the Green Bay Press-Gazette and the USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin. She also has bylines at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, WisPolitics.com, and Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism. Benita served as an editor at Biculturally, a platform built to support and share stories highlighting people’s bicultural identities.
She grew up in Chicago, Illinois and studied journalism and political science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Benita has a passion for explanatory journalism, breaking down the fancy jargon to ensure that everyone has equal access to information regarding their communities. Being a woman of color, she has seen how marginalized voices can be quickly disregarded and wants to amplify voices from underrepresented communities.