Erin Reed, Transgender Journalist, Newsletter Writer "Erin In The Morning"

Season 1 | Episode 164
38m | Mar 5, 2024

On this episode, we’re joined by Erin Reed. Erin is an independent journalist. She covers transgender issues and anti-transgender legislation for her newsletter, Erin in the Morning, available on Substack. She also does video pieces on Instagram and TikTok. Erin is transgender and uses the pronouns she/her.

Erin explained her entry into journalism, what it’s like to cover and track anti-transgender legislation across the country. She told us about the stories she’s most proud of, ranging from a rebuttal of an erroneous New York Times piece that got more than 4 million pageviews to a personal story about her engagement to Montana state representative Zooey Zephyr (who is also transgender. And she shared the names of other people doing a good job covering transgender issues.

Erin’s salutes: Evan Urquhart of Assigned Media and Karleigh Webb of Outsports, as well as the Trans Journalists Association.

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