Kalen Ponche grew up in St. Charles County and then went to Kirksville, Mo. to learn about small town life and journalism. She completed a fellowship at the Poynter Institute after graduation and moved back to the St. Louis area.
Kalen writes about education, news and politics for St. Charles Patch. She also really likes to tell a good story.
Have a story that needs to be told? Contact her at (636) 399-9674 or firstname.lastname@example.org