April Corbin a journalist, freelance writer and educator based in Las Vegas.
You can find her byline regularly at NevadaCurrent.com, a nonprofit news site covering politics and policy in the Silver State. There, she tackles complex topics such as how charter schools affect the traditional public school district, why women aren’t entering the construction trades, and discrimination faced by disabled parents. Her reporting has called attention to public boards that aren’t doing their job, exposed charter schools for their lack of transparency, and inspired readers to question the relationships between the public and private sectors.
Prior to working for the Current, April covered local government for the Las Vegas Sun and was part of the team that covered the aftermath of the mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival. She has also worked on staff at two alt-weeklies — Las Vegas Weekly and LEO Weekly — and spent more than a year and a half blogging for PeopleForBikes and the Better Bike Share Partnership about bike share systems and their efforts to increase ridership in underserved communities.
While April’s newsroom experience has focused on reporting news, her freelance work has included lifestyle/travel writing and marketing/advertorial content. Her clients have included London Evening Standard, Realtor.com, ABeautifulPerspective.com, Zagat.com, UAW-Community, Kentucky Living, The Voice-Tribune, The News and Tribune, MapQuest.com, Story, Desert Companion, InsiderLouisville.com, BestOfLasVegas.com, Audiential, Louisville.com and chamber of commerce publications across the country.
April has taught undergraduate courses both in-person and online. As an adjunct professor at Indiana University Southeast, she taught “Reporting, Writing and Editing,” “Social Media Strategies” and “Online Journalism.” She also regularly volunteers to judge collegiate journalism competitions and is active in her local Society of Professional Journalists chapter.
April has a master's degree in media studies from The New School and a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
When she isn’t working, you can find April rock climbing and exploring Nevada with her boyfriend, his toddler and their three dogs.