LIVE CHAT: Meet our new Report for America journalists covering North and West Long Beach

Long Beach Post reporter Stephanie Rivera talks with our newest colleagues Sebastian Echeverry and Crystal Niebla about their beats and the Report For America program that helped place them in our newsroom.

Crystal and Sebastian will be covering West and North Long Beach, respectively, for the next year as RFA corps members.

The program is funded both through The GroundTruth Project’s RFA initiative and local donors, including the community. If you are interested in donating click here.

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Stephanie Rivera is the community engagement editor for the Long Beach Post. After graduating from CSULB with a degree in journalism, Stephanie worked for Patch Latino and City News Service before coming to the Long Beach Post in 2015.