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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It sounds like the plot of the movie “Operation Dumbo Drop”: Seventeen elephants flying on a massive airplane from Swaziland in southern Africa to zoos across the U.S. But it is real, and it's here.

The elephants landed at Wichita’s Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport this afternoon. A crowd of onlookers gathered at the Sedgwick County Zoo as its six new residents arrived in giant crates on two flatbed trucks.

First Case Of Zika Virus Confirmed In Kansas

Mar 11, 2016
wikipedia.org

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment says it has received confirmation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the first person to test positive for the Zika virus in Kansas.

An adult from southwest Kansas developed an illness consistent with Zika virus infection symptoms and was urged by the CDC and KDHE to get tested. The individual has a history of travel to a country with known Zika virus transmission.

Sanders Wins Kansas Caucuses Following Strong Democratic Showing

Mar 5, 2016
Nadya Faulx / KMUW

Updated 7:45 p.m. 

The Kansas Democratic Party declared Bernie Sanders the winner of Saturday's Kansas Democratic caucuses. The Vermont senator took 23 delegates, and opponent Hillary Clinton took 10. 

Just hours after the GOP caucus in downtown Wichita boasted personal appearances from party frontrunners on Saturday, including eventual winner Ted Cruz, area Democrats swamped their caucus sites to support their candidates.

Hugo Phan / KMUW

Update at 7:20 p.m.

According to the Associated Press, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has won the Republican caucuses in Kansas. He received 48.2 percent of votes, per the AP, with 4,161 votes in Sedgwick County.

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Wichita city officials and District 1 residents used Saturday’s district gathering to get input about the neighborhood near 13th and Oliver. Within a week a Walmart grocery store and a QuikTrip gas and convenience store were closed, leaving few options for nearby residents.

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Wichita’s new police chief Gordon Ramsay started this week, and he says he initially plans on spending much of his time listening to the community.

Ramsay says some of his top priorities as chief of the Wichita Police Department will be recruiting new officers, developing relationships in the community and gathering analytics to map out areas of concern.

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Dozens of Kansas officials have sent President Barack Obama a letter to protest the possible transfer of Guantanamo Bay detainees to a prison at Fort Leavenworth.

The letter, sent Monday, is signed by more than 60 elected officials, including Rep. Mike Pompeo, Gov. Sam Brownback, Secretary of State Kris Kobach, and Leavenworth Mayor Lisa Weakley.

Area Girl Scouts stopped by the KMUW studios a couple of weeks ago to participate in the Radio Day program. They interviewed each other, recording their Thanksgiving memories. We think they did a great job and should wear their Radio Day badges proudly. Here’s a sample from that day…

 

 

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The Wichita City Council passed a motion today that will use nearly $1.5 million in taxes raised by tourism to improve cultural and tourism buildings. The council passed the motion unanimously.

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Veterans Day isn’t until Wednesday, but about 2,000 local JROTC and Leadership Corps Cadets joined together Monday to honor local veterans.

Nineteen middle and high schools representing three branches of the military were involved in the event at Century II. World War II, Vietnam and other veterans were in the audience as military leaders, politicians and students recognized their service through music and drills.

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