About Kelly Hinchcliffe

I’m an award-winning journalist with a passion for public records. I work as an investigative/special projects producer at WRAL.com in Raleigh. I previously worked as a reporter at The Herald-Sun in Durham, N.C., and at The Frederick News-Post in Frederick, Md. In college, I interned at NBC News in Washington and worked with the Dateline NBC team.


  • Twitter: @RecordsGeek
  • Email: kahinchcliffe@gmail.com


Education Writers Association

  • Data journalism, second prize

National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Nashville/MidSouth Emmy Awards

  • 2 Emmy awards – Investigative Report and General Assignment, No Time Limit

National Edward R. Murrow

  • Large television market website (awarded to WRAL.com team)

MidSouth Regional Emmy

  • Continuing coverage (awarded to WRAL.com team)

Chesapeake Associated Press Awards

  • 5 AP awards – Best Investigative, Environmental, Public Service, Feature and Health reporting

Society of Professional Journalists (Maryland chapter)

  • Public Service, First Place
  • Feature Reporting, First Place
  • General Reporting, Second Place

Maryland – Delaware – D.C. Press Association

  • Public Service Reporting, Second Place
  • Investigative Reporting, Second Place

Monroe Enquirer-Journal Award

  • Excellence in Journalism

* Note: All opinions expressed in this blog are mine and do not necessarily reflect those of my current or former employers.



  1. Love to follow your blog but I mostly follow people on Twitter. Do you plan to post updates there? I am @stevesuo, a fellow public records geek.

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