Who we are
Peter St. Cyr
A lifetime reporter, St. Cyr remembers questioning Cub Scout troop leaders about their outrageous claims of killer “snipes” lurking around campsites in the Jemez Mountains when he was still in elementary school. After hours alone searching for the mythological beasts, St. Cyr proved snipes do not exist and reported it to other scouts immediately.
Today, St. Cyr continues to ask elected officials, government employees, and other news-makers tough questions about issues that affect our state.
His work producing long format news specials, investigations, as well as his daily news reporting has been recognized by both the Associated Press and New Mexico Broadcasters Association for excellence in journalism.
Connected to the community, St. Cyr wrote for NMPolitics and the New Mexico Independent online sites in 2010, is a regular guest on KNME’s New Mexico in Focus, and has contributed stories to the CNN, ABC, and Fox radio Networks, and KUNM. For four years he was the Chief Political reporter at legendary radio station 770KKOB in Albuquerque. On top of his daily work at Veritas NM, St. Cyr contributes to a monthly column at Albuquerque the Magazine.
St. Cyr brings his investigative skills to Veritas NM with a private investigator’s employee license.
St. Cyr was elected vice president of the Society of Professional Journalists Rio Grande Chapter in 2011 and serves as the group’s Treasurer and Secretary.
St. Cyr graduated from Sandia High School in Albuquerque and has a Bachelors in Business Administration from St. Mary’s College in Moraga, California.
In between reporting jobs, St. Cyr has worked as a reputation management and public relations consultant, but today is focused on mastering computer assisted reporting tools.
An award-winning investigative reporter and medical journalist, Bryant Furlow is now working on reporting projects with The Guadalupe County Communicator and New Mexico In Depth. He also reports regularly at The Lancet and other medical journals. Bryant is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ)’s Rio Grande Chapter’s Board of Directors.
Laura Paskus is an independent reporter and editor based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Her work has appeared in Ms., New Mexico Magazine, The Progressive, Columbia Journalism Review, Women’s eNews, High Country News, Santa Fe Reporter, New Mexico Independent, Forest, Audubon, Orion, and Law & Politics, on topics ranging from water supplies and climate change to immigration policy and the unsolved murders of 11women in Albuquerque.
She is also interim editor of Tribal College Journal. For two years, she wrote a monthly column for The Mountain Gazette, and, prior to freelancing, was assistant editor of HighCountry News for four years. She also sits on the Society of Professional Journalists Rio Grande Chapter board of directors.
Jack King has been a reporter in New Mexico for approximately 15 years, working in the south, northeast and in Albuquerque. He has covered water issues for most of that time.