One of the newest faces to join the Northeast News editorial team is Aniaya Reed. She is joining Northeast News as a summer intern and has been taking on the stories of the Northeast neighborhood.

Reed is currently attending Nebraska Wesleyan University as a double major in Communication Studies and French. She attended Raymore-Peculiar High School and graduated in 2021.

Reed is currently working toward her goal of becoming an editor-in-chief at a newspaper or online publishing company. Her passion for her future career led her to being a part of the Northeast News team this summer.

“Working with Northeast News has shown me how I can take my writing and communication skills to the next level,” Reed said. “I have a passion for writing and telling peoples’ stories. Ever since my junior year in high school I have participated in journalism. Working here is just my next stop.”

Reed’s deep interest in writing has led her to running her own magazine business with Brielle Gines, called GAWSY Magazine. The magazine’s focus is all about self care and finding self love for youth and teen audiences.

Her passion outside of writing and journalism can be found on the soccer field.

“I love to write, of course, but I love to play soccer,” Reed said. “I got recruited to play women’s soccer at Nebraska Wesleyan, and I have loved my freshman year. I also enjoy journaling and drawing. I would say my favorite hobby is traveling and trying new foods.”

Reed has been a part of the Kansas City community her entire life, making it a pivotal part of her life.

“I was born in Kansas City and have lived here my whole life,” Reed said. “My parents are from New Jersey and Chicago, it’s nice to be able to see where they came from. I love Kansas City, and I am thinking about staying here after university.”

Reed has a deep appreciation for the diversity that Kansas City brings to the table and finds fun within all things Kansas City.

“My favorite part of Kansas City is the diversity and architecture,” Reed said. “I love big cities, and KC has a beautiful skyline. There are many different races and ethnicities in KC. You can find a plethora of different foods to try that range from Mexican, African, Indian and many more.”