I’m Emily Bohatch and I’m sort of a geek. So it comes as no surprise that that moniker extends to my work as a reporter.  From tracking candidate stops using spreadsheets and maps to cataloging lawsuits against the state prison system, I strive to use numbers, spreadsheets and studies to enhance my story telling.

I’m currently a politics and government reporter at The State, in Columbia, South Carolina, covering criminal justices issues, among other things, at the State House. I’ve also covered the “First in the South” presidential primary and congressional races. My previous experience was at USA TODAY, TCPalm, the Columbus Dispatch, Alabama Magazine, Southeast Ohio Magazine and The Post.