Cheyna Roth

Reporter - Michigan Public Radio Network

Before becoming the newest Capitol reporter for Michigan Public Radio Network, Cheyna Roth was an attorney. She spent her days fighting it out in court as an assistant prosecuting attorney for Ionia County.

Eventually, Cheyna took her investigative and interview skills and moved on to journalism.

She earned her masters degree at Michigan State University and was a documentary filmmaker, podcaster, and freelance writer before finding her home with NPR.

Very soon after joining MPRN, Cheyna started covering the 2016 presidential election, chasing after Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and all their surrogates as they duked it out for Michigan.

Cheyna also focuses on the Legislature and criminal justice issues for MPRN.

Cheyna is obsessively curious, a passionate storyteller, and an occasional backpacker.

Consumers Energy

Consumers Energy plans to become more environmentally friendly – while keeping customer bills stable. Capital Correspondent Cheyna Roth has more.


On this edition of Current State: an update on restructuring at Michigan State University following the Larry Nassar Scandal; two Michiganders share their views of attending a Historically Black College or University; see how the Lansing Lugnuts are preparing for Spring Training; we'll remember late MSU President Cecil Mackey, Jr; a Spartan athlete gives a record gift to MSU; and find out where you can celebrate Chinese New Year this weekend! 


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Some lawmakers in Lansing want to overhaul how three major universities select their governing bodies. Cheyna Roth reports this would bring those schools in line with the state’s other twelve public universities.


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On Thursday, the Elections and Ethics committee in the Michigan House of Representatives will hear a bill that would allow the Governor to appoint the Boards of Trustees for Michigan State University, the University of Michigan and Wayne State University instead of being elected by the voters. 


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The Michigan State University Faculty Senate passed a vote of no confidence in the schools’ Board of Trustees.


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People convicted of crimes would have to listen to victim statements at their sentencing hearings – if a bill making its way through the state Legislature becomes law. 


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Michigan State University’s Faculty Senate will hold a no confidence vote in the school’s Board of Trustees Tuesday. The vote is, in part, the result of the Board’s appointment of former governor John Engler.


Governor Rick Snyder kicked off his week of daily announcements Monday with a focus on broadband internet access. During the State of the State, Snyder said he would make a new announcement about infrastructure and the environment every day this week. Michigan Public Radio Network's Cheyna Roth has more.


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Governor Rick Snyder can expect a controversial bill on his desk soon. Lawmakers passed legislation to send more money to charter schools Tuesday. Michigan Public Radio’s Cheyna Roth has more.


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Governor Rick Snyder gives his final State of the State address Tuesday. Michigan Public Radio’s Cheyna Roth reports lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have lists of issues they want the governor to talk about.


The legislature is once again at odds with the governor. Michigan Public Radio’s Cheyna Roth reports this time it’s over what to do about the new federal tax law.


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The state got an idea Thursday of how much money it could have for the next couple years. Michigan Public Radio Network's Cheyna Roth has more.


MLive

Lawmakers at the state Capitol are gearing up for a fight over the so-called “prevailing wage.” Michigan Public Radio’s Cheyna Roth reports.


MLive

Governor Rick Snyder’s administration is looking at making changes to state tax laws early in 2018. That’s after it discovered the new federal tax law could have an impact on Michigan resident’s wallets.


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The 2018 US Senate race got a shake up Wednesday, but not because of someone entering the race. Republican Bob Young decided to step down from the race.


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