Henry Culvyhouse, Mountain State Spotlight's State Government Watchdog Reporter.

Mountain State Spotlight has hired Henry Culvyhouse to report on state government in West Virginia. He started this week.

Henry is a seasoned journalist who has served readers of small-town dailies in West Virginia, Maryland, Virginia and Kentucky. He has previously covered police and courts, local government and economic development.

“Henry has a track record of going beyond the quick-hits on his beat to produce deep enterprise reporting,” said Managing Editor Erica Peterson. “We’re eager for Henry to continue our in-depth accountability reporting at the statehouse and beyond.”

He is a native of Inwood, West Virginia, where he graduated from Musselman High School in 2010. He received his bachelor’s degree in print journalism from Marshall University in 2014.

“Henry’s deep ties to the state will help him bring an insight to statehouse coverage that serves every West Virginian,” said Senior Editor and Co-Founder Ken Ward Jr. “He understands the people here, and will help Mountain State Spotlight keep explaining how what happens at the Capitol affects all of us.”