Maddy Keyes is joining The Frontier as a reporting intern this summer. Keyes’ internship is supported by funding from the Oklahoma Newspaper Foundation.

Keyes grew up in Norman and graduated from the University of Oklahoma in May with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in international studies. Keyes previously worked as a Carnegie-Knight News21 fellow.

She was part of a team of 25 journalists that examined the impacts of the overturn of Roe v. Wade. Their project, America After Roe, won the grand prize at the 2024 Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Journalism Awards. 

Keyes also worked as a Washington, D.C., correspondent with Gaylord News covering national politics for an Oklahoma audience. She also previously served in multiple roles at the University of Oklahoma’s student-led newspaper the OU Daily. Most recently, Keyes was selected as a Pulitzer Center Reporting Fellow to explore the intersection of climate change and mental health for Greenland’s Inuit people.