Benita Mathew is a health and science reporter for the USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin. She previously covered K-12 schools for the Green Bay Press-Gazette. 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 storytelling. Being a woman of color, she has seen how marginalized voices can be quickly disregarded and wants to amplify voices from underrepresented communities. She loves writing and the power it carries to build space, understanding, and community.