Sam Easter is a Michigan-based freelance reporter who has been a regular contributor to the Herald since 2019.
Easter, a native of Midland, Mich., graduated from Central Michigan University in 2013 with a degree in English, after which he interned and worked a general-assignment beat for the Bay City Times/MLive.
In 2015, he joined the Herald’s staff as City Hall reporter, covering North Dakota politics at all levels and conducting Herald investigations through early 2018, when he returned to Michigan and began his freelancing career.
His work has since appeared in The Washington Post, Vice, The Daily Beast and other publications.
Easter, who speaks English and Spanish and uses the pronouns he/him/his, can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or via Twitter via @samkweaster.