Aaron Couch (Reporter)

I am a general assignment reporter, and first came to the Journal-World in July 2011. I'm currently working on my master's in journalism at Kansas University, where I earned a bachelor's in English and history in 2008.

I got my start in journalism as the social media intern at NPR in Washington, D.C., where I wrote for All Tech Considered and confirmed that public radio superstars Robert Siegel and Neal Conan do indeed exist as more than voices in your car radio. I saw them regularly in the cafeteria.

Next, I spent a few months at the Kansas City Star, doing a political reporting fellowship during the 2010 midterm elections. I also interned with KCUR's Up to Date with Steve Kraske during those months.

My final stop before the Journal-World was Boston, where I spent six months as the national news intern for The Christian Science Monitor. More than one editor there knew about the Journal-World and its reputation for online journalism. They referred to it as "that great little paper near KU."

I am excited to be reporting in Lawrence, and want to hear from you. Give me a call at 832-7217 or drop me an email.

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Michael Hardy and his cousin Kayla take a ride on SafeBus in December. They say the transportation service, provided by Kansas University, is something they use often.

A police officer stands near the wreckage of a three-vehicle accident at the intersection of Clinton Parkway and Lawrence Avenue Friday night. One person was injured seriously and another received non-life-threatening injuries.

Amy Wieliczka, left, and Clare Echterling enjoy a night out at Harbor Lights, 1031 Mass., before Thanksgiving. The two became friends during high school but now live far apart. They meet up a few times a year during the holidays.

A car involved in a fatal accident on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011 is hoisted onto a tow truck. The accident occurred on the South Lawrence Trafficway and its interchange with the Kansas Turnpike.

Onlookers speak with firefighters on Oct. 14, 2011 at Malls Olde English Village, 2411 La. Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical were called to the scene after someone reported seeing smoke coming from one of the apartments. Firefighters determined the smoke had come from a smoke machine and there had been no fire.

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