My name is Keshia McEntire and I am a reporter living in Indianapolis, IN.
I was bit by the journalism bug as a teen after joining Y-press, a program that offered students an opportunity to write for The Indianapolis Star. Since my first byline appeared in the Star at the age of 17, I have acquired 10+ years of experience and my byline has appeared in the Ball State Daily News, Black Girl Nerds, NUVO, the Indianapolis Recorder, Atlanta Daily World, New Pittsburgh Courier, Blavity and more.
I love covering the arts and the humanities, and I have a soft spot for activism and youth issues. I enjoy stories that make people do a double take or rethink preconceived notions. I am looking for freelance writing opportunities in the Indianapolis area and beyond.
“Keshia was a pleasure to work with! She came to the Recorder at a very critical time and became a very vital member of our team. She writes well, is very timely in her delivery of assignments and has a very pleasant personality. She will be an asset to any team she’s a part of!” – Ebony Marie Chapel, former editor in chief at the Indianapolis Recorder Newspaper. (Shared on LinkedIn)
“Keshia has reported on our organization, UNITE INDY, in Indianapolis Recorder, and she has always presented a fair and accurate portrayal to her readers. Because I know the care she has taken to get it right when it comes to us, I know that I can always trust her reporting when she writes about others.” – Jim Cotterill, president and chief unity officer of Unite Indy. (Shared on LinkedIn)
“As a writer, she consistently meets her deadlines, even during high-stress, exceptionally busy times. She is a capable interviewer who asks intelligent questions, and shows skill in picking out the most interesting and relevant pieces to include in her stories … As a person, Keshia is a joy to be around. Her positive attitude and outlook are a refreshing contrast to the often-cynical atmosphere of the newsroom setting.” – Kelly Patrick Slone, former editor in chief at the Indianapolis Recorder Newspaper. (Shared in Recommendation Letter)