About Destiniee

As a Black, queer, first-generation college graduate, Destiniee Jaram is passionate about covering historically misrepresented & ignored communities through high-quality, accurate reporting.

Jaram is currently following her passions as a freelance journalist and is available for freelance and contract work. Her goal is to continue reporting on communities that are too often ignored and forgotten in traditional media coverage.

Destiniee grew up in a suburb 20 miles southwest of Cleveland with her two sisters, mother, and many beloved pit bulls. She is an avid lover of salt-water taffy and high-quality journalism.

Past Work

Destiniee worked as a trending topics reporter for The Times-News, a daily newspaper within the USA Today / Gannett Media Co., covering Alamance County, North Carolina from January to December 2022.

She graduated from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University with a bachelor's degree in journalism and a minor in African-American studies in December 2021.  

Previously, she also worked as a multi-media reporter for WOUB, a public news station in Athens, Ohio, and freelanced for several online publications. Destiniee also worked as a writer and a department editor for Southeast Ohio magazine.

She also had a public relations internship with the Mount Zion Historical Preservation Society, collaborating with the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) throughout college. She has received multiple awards and scholarships from many organizations during her four years at Ohio University.

Got a story idea? Destiniee is always happy to receive a tip. Send her an email at destcjaram@gmail.com