Scottlynn Ballard is an undergraduate student majoring in public relations. Although she is a Chicago native, she considers Murray her second home.
Scottlynn has competed nationally in the poetry recitation contest Poetry Out Loud, winning runner-up in the 2019 competition as well as state and regional accolades. In high school, she participated heavily in the broadcasting club as a regular anchor for The Friday Morning Announcements. She also founded Tiger Talk, her high school’s first podcasting club.
Scottlynn credits her father for her love of NPR—it is, after all, his favorite “music” station.
She enjoys poetry, music, and reading, and is honored to serve this community through WKMS News.