Whitney BurdetteDaily Mail Opinion Writer

Whitney is a native of Eastern Kanawha County and a 2011 graduate of Marshall University. Prior to joining the Gazette-Mail, Whitney was a government reporter for the State Journal. She joined the Charleston Daily Mail in July 2013 as a copy editor, a position she held for six months before becoming a statehouse reporter. After two years in that role, she joined the Daily Mail's editorial staff as an editorial writer -- a position she still holds after the merger. Whitney and her husband Chris are the proud parents of one sassy toddler, Cassie. The family attends River Ridge Church in Charleston.