Maya Rao


Maya Rao covers race and immigration for the Star Tribune.

Rao wrote for The Press of Atlantic City and The Philadelphia Inquirer before moving to Minnesota in January 2012. She previously covered the federal government for the Star Tribune.

Between defund and defend, L.A. tries new tactics, bigger budget for cops
More than a year after George Floyd’s killing, Los Angeles’ commitment to police reform is being tested, our Local Journalism Initiative partner the StarTribune found.
August 28, 2021
At George Floyd's Treatment Center, Recovering Clients See Racism in Addiction Assumptions
"Do you know how many times that could have been me?" Staff at a Minneapolis rehab facility that George Floyd attended see themselves in Floyd — and racism in theories about his drug use — the Star Tribune, our local journalism partner in Minneapolis, reports.
April 11, 2021