Grace Marion

Grace Marion

Class of 2024

Grace Marion is a government accountability and news features reporter and multimedia producer based in Berkeley, Calif. She has a strong background in investigative reporting techniques, OSINT and public records access.


  • University of Mississippi School of Journalism and New Media, B.A. in journalism with concentrations in broadcast and editorial journalism


  • California Reporting Project, research intern, 2023

  • San Quentin Prison News Project, Research Assistant, 2023

  • Mississippi Free Press, contributing reporter and photojournalist

  • Mississippi Today, editorial intern, 2019

  • Missy Magazine, Managing editor, 2021-2022

  • Ole Miss athletics department, camera operator

  • NCAA track and field championships, camera operator, 2022

  • UC Berkeley athletics, camera operator, 2023


  • Robert S. McCord FOI Award, Society of Professional Journalists Diamond Awards, 2022

  • Robert D.G. Lewis First Amendment Award,
    Society of Professional Journalists, 2019

  • Columbia Journalism School Student Fellowship, Society of Professional Journalists, 2019

  • Hugh M. Hefner First Amendment Award, journalism category, Hugh M. Hefner Foundation, 2019

  • Stamps Scholar, University of Mississippi & The Stamps Foundation, 2018

  • PA High School Journalist of the Year Runner-Up, Journalism Educators’ Association & The Pennsylvania Scholastic Press Association, 2018

  • Finalist, Bucks County High School Poet Laureate of the year
    Bucks County Community College, 2016, 2017

  • Finalist, Watchdog National Investigative Reporting Competition, New England Center for Investigative Reporting, 2016

  • First Place in news feature writing for digital-only publications, Society of Professional Journalists Diamond Awards, 2023


  • Society of Professional Journalist's Northern California Freedom of Information Committee member


Civics, Civil rights, Cold cases, Community organizing efforts, Investigative reporting, Justice, OSINT, law

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