Mackenzie Mays

Mackenzie Mays

Mackenzie Mays covers education in California. Prior to joining POLITICO in 2019, she was the investigative reporter at the Fresno Bee, where her political watchdog reporting received a National Press Club press freedom award.

She is well-versed in California's complex education policy, having started at the Bee as the education reporter, and also covered the ed beat at the Charleston Gazette-Mail in her home state of West Virginia.

She is a WVU graduate and spends her time defending Appalachia and the correct pronunciation of it. (Apple-atch-uh.)

Mackenzie Mays