Kiley Roache

Selected Clips

KQED

KQED

A Neighborhood Underwater: Redwood City’s Le Mar Trailer Park Hit with Repeated Flooding

Repeated flooding of the Le Mar Trailer Park reveals a pernicious double bind: those with the fewest resources are zoned into living in the most dangerous area.

The New York Times

The New York Times

Opinion: The Future of Frats

To survive, fraternities should go co-ed.

The Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal

What Trade Spat? Airfreight is Booming Again, Despite Global Tensions

Trade group projects an 8.6% increase in airline cargo sales this year.

Peninsula Press

Peninsula Press

Unlikely Faith in Silicon Valley

Vive is not your typical church. This place of faith has taken off against the odds in Silicon Valley.

TheUptowner.org

TheUptowner.org

Dance Theatre of Harlem Celebrates its 50th in Sadness Following Death of Founder Arthur Mitchell

As the historic Harlem ballet company marks its 50th year, it confronts the loss of its founder and longtime leader.

The Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal

Uber Granted New London License by U.K. Court

The ruling, affecting one of the ride-hailing firm’s largest markets, is a victory for Uber as it tries to resolve regulators’ concerns

Journalism

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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.

Further Work Samples

Audio

Joining the Circus,” Columbia Journalism School, November 23, 2018. [Audio Essay]

Why this runner started the marathon, even when she wasn't sure if she'd finish,Columbia Journalism School, November 6, 2018.

“Breaking the Glass Ceiling: There’s an App for that,” Peninsula Press, December 4, 2017.

Housing Crises Affects Emergency Response Plan,” Peninsula Press, December 4. 2017.


Business