Kiley Roache has been a journalist since she was 15 years old, when she had a student column for The Doings. From her days reporting backstage at boyband concerts, she’s expanded her experience, reporting from courthouses, Farnborough airshow, and dozens of other places.
Her investigative reporting on Le Mar mobile home park exposed that only area mobile homes were legally allowed to park in Redwood City was also the only FEMA designated flood hazard zone. Employing narrative writing techniques, she brought the human element of this important story to the forefront, cutting through obscurity of zoning regulations.
Through observational reporting and extensive interviews, Kiley brings to life the subjects of her feature reporting, from a tech-inspired church in Silicon Valley to a Harlem Dance company mourning the loss of its founder.
Kiley is adept at conveying complicated concepts for a general audience. She’s written about technology and complex business transactions clearly, while maintaining nuance. As the Daniel Pearl Memorial Intern for The Wall Street Journal, she reported from the London bureau on a number of topics, earning multiple bylines in the U.S. print edition. Her co-written coverage of Uber’s clash with London regulators ran on the front page of the business section.
Kiley has also driven traffic with engaging digital content. At the San Francisco Chroncile’s SFGate she wrote stories that consistently drew and maintained readers. One of these stories received 1 million views in only it’s first 24 hours on site.