Kyle Spencer is an award-winning journalist and frequent New York Times contributor whose features have appeared in the Metro, Metropolitan, Education Life, and Styles sections, and on the paper's front page. She has written for New York magazine, Slate, The Daily Beast,The Baltimore Sun, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Huffington Post, The Washington Post, The Atlantic and POLITICO Magazine. She also frequently contributes to The Hechinger Report.
A veteran journalist with 20-plus years of experience, Spencer has written about Christian rockers, Philadelphia murderers, the birth of the Far Right on college campuses, million dollar PTA’s, marijuana etiquette, and gay life among the nation's young Catholics. In recent years, much of her reporting has focused on how race and class are impacting life inside American classrooms. In 2014, she co-produced an award-winning Frontline episode about school resegregation and frequently consults documentary teams during their research and development phase.
Timely, prescient, and heavily reported, Spencer’s intensely readable pieces identify trends, spark controversy, and generate conversation. She has a keen eye for detail and a striking understanding of why certain stories matter. READ MORE...
Making School Integration Work 12/12/16
Life Beyond Bars (11/6/16)
New York Schools Wonders: How White Is Too White? (2/16/16)
New Jersey School District Eases Pressure On Students, Baring An Ethnic Divide (12/26/15)
Matthew Levy's Charter School Quest (9/11/15)
The Memory-Keeper of SoHo (6/12/2015)
At New York Private Schools, Challenging White Privilege from the Inside (2/22/15)
Watch Separate and Unequal, the national education documentary Spencer co-produced with Left/Right Productions for Frontline, the award-winning PBS news show. The piece aired July 15, 2014.
The Education Writers Association has awarded Separate and Unequal its first place award in broadcast journalism for 2014.