Jane Hammond

Hampton Roads, Va.
Education reporter at the Daily Press in Newport News, Va. Recent graduate of Mercer University's Center for Collaborative Journalism in Macon, Ga.


Jane Hammond

I'm an education reporter covering Newport News Public Schools and Hampton University at the Daily Press in Newport News, Va.

I'm a recent graduate of the Center for Collaborative Journalism at Mercer University. I freelanced at The Telegraph during my last two years in school, covering high school basketball, football, soccer and other topics.

I spent summer 2015 as an investigative reporting intern at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, helping the team with ongoing investigations while closing out work I did with the Georgia News Lab in the spring.

I interned with iHeartMedia, Inc. in fall 2014, co-hosting the two-hour Mercer Tailgate Show on local sports radio station. I also interned at AL.com and The Huntsville Times in summer 2014, where I covered local sports and headed AL.com’s World Cup coverage, utilizing SEO-friendly techniques on posts that helped Huntsville hub reach traffic goals by 103 percent. In fall 2013 I interned with Georgia Public Broadcasting, having GPB's first sports-only beat of Mercer's first football team in 72 years.

I worked for Vox Media from July 2013-May 2015, where I managed SB Nation blog TalkingChop.com and served as the copy and news editor of PeachtreeHoops.com.