Driven by her desire to make a difference through her reporting, Molly Duerig has become a subject matter expert in Central Florida housing issues and produces in-depth, character-driven coverage of this ongoing crisis as a Spectrum News 13 journalist.

Molly originally joined the Spectrum News 13 team in June 2020 as a multimedia journalist working in partnership with Report for America, a nonprofit focused on rebuilding local accountability journalism, before earning her own beat as a full-fledged Spectrum News reporter.

Prior to joining Spectrum News 13, Molly earned her master’s degree from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University, where she focused on investigative journalism and documentary production. Her investigation “Operation Agent Touch,” completed with a team of other talented Howard Center journalists, beat out thousands of entries to win the Society of Professional Journalists’ top collegiate award for 2020. 

Another investigation Molly worked on in 2019, News21’s “State of Emergency,” also earned top collegiate awards, including from Investigative Reporters and Editors, Editor & Publisher and the nonprofit Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights.

At Spectrum News 13, her live analysis of hyper-local voting data was part of the station’s award-winning 2020 election coverage, honored by the Florida Association of Broadcast Journalists.

Molly’s work has taken her from Nebraska to Peru, Puerto Rico and Argentina (¡sí, se habla español!) and has been published by the Associated Press, The Washington Post, and The New York Times. Besides journalism, she loves exploring new places and spending quality time with her two best feline friends, Artemis and Apollo.