, an award-winning investigative reporter, is joining WW
as a staff writer.
Willson, a native of Eugene, has worked for the McMinnville News Register
, the Albuquerque Journal
and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. She’s won the state’s top reporting prize, the Bruce Baer Award, and won top honors from the Overseas Press Club, the Society of Professional Journalists and Investigative Reporters and Editors.
Willson, 33, holds degrees from Oregon State University and American University. She’s currently the news adviser at OSU, where she works with the student newspaper, The Barometer
. She's recently been engaged in a public records fight
with OSU administrators over the release of university salary and benefit information.