Nadya Faulx

Digital News Editor / Reporter

Nadya Faulx is KMUW's Digital News Editor and Reporter, which means she splits her time between working on-air and working online, managing news on KMUW.org, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. She joined KMUW in 2015 after working for a newspaper in western North Dakota. Before that she was a diversity intern at NPR in Washington, D.C.

Nadya has a master's degree in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and a bachelor’s degree in international studies from CU Denver. Before entering the world of journalism, she worked at a dog daycare and taught English in the Republic of Georgia.

While at KMUW, Nadya has been honored with a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for excellence in social media and a first place award from the Kansas Association of Broadcasters Award (KAB) for Public Affairs Program. She received first place with Beth Golay for the En Route segment of The Range and second place for Spot News and Station Website in 2020 from the Kansas Association of Broadcasters. In 2019, she received a first place KAB award in spot news for Wichita To Get New Baseball Team, Stadium. 

A native Texan and Colorado transplant, Nadya enjoys traveling, reading and hanging out with her dogs, Sunny and Zero, and her cat, Dragon.

 

 

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The CEO of Wichita Festivals is stepping down after 10 months on the job as the organization faces a financial crisis because of the pandemic.

Ty Tabing says revenue has declined 90 percent since it had to cancel the 2020 Wichita Riverfest. The board of directors this week accepted Tabing’s proposal to eliminate his position and two others with the organization — a third of its staff overall.

Tabing says his role and an account manager position had previously been vacant.

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The 2020 census count is set to end Sept 30, a month earlier than originally planned. That’s left census workers and advocates hurrying to get as many households to respond as possible – especially in communities that have historically been undercounted.

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Wichita’s mask requirement has been extended only until Oct. 21 — though it could end sooner than that.

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After five years, the pop-up park in downtown Wichita has closed for good.

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A petition with more than 17,000 signatures calling for a binding election on the future of Century II and other city-owned buildings has been ruled invalid.

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Wichitans will get a say in the future of Century II — it just won’t be the final say.

The City Council approved a policy Tuesday to hold an advisory election before possibly demolishing either the historic domed building or the neighboring former central library.

A plan for the redevelopment of the downtown riverfront recommends tearing down both. Council member Brandon Johnson represents the city on the Riverfront Legacy Master Plan coalition, and he says it was the intent to hold a public vote on the future of the two buildings.

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Wichita’s mask ordinance will be in effect for almost another month.

City Council members voted Tuesday to extend the ordinance requiring masks in public spaces until Sept. 8. It was supposed to expire Tuesday; the council also declared an emergency in order to pass the extension on first reading and prevent any gaps in the policy.

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With a week left before the City Council is scheduled to adopt next year’s budget, some Wichita residents are still urging city leaders to make significant changes to funding for police and animal control services.

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Updated Wednesday at 3:44 p.m. to reflect Hunter Larkin's new role as mayor of Goddard

Sedgwick County Commissioner David Dennis is the apparent winner of the Republican primary for the county’s 3rd District seat.

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Since the pandemic started in March, The Range has chronicled the economic difficulties of a variety of industries and businesses: restaurants, airlines, musicians, nonprofits, theaters.

It’s been a pretty steady drumbeat of hard times.

But believe it or not, there are some bright spots in this pandemic economy.

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