I’m a Nevada statehouse reporter for the Associated Press, based out of Carson City, with support from Report for America.
Before, I was a political reporter for The Desert Sun and other USA TODAY Network papers throughout California and a Fulbright Scholar working and doing research in West African migrant communities outside of Tangier, Morocco. There, I freelanced for Vice, The New Republic, LA Review of Books and Quartz, among other places.
My work has been cited in The New York Times, Politico, Vox, NPR, the LA Times and elsewhere.
In 2018, I was a finalist for an IRE Division IV Award for investigative journalism. In 2019, I won multiple awards from the California News Publishers Association.
You can argue with me on Twitter here. I also have information there on how to contact me via Signal.
You can email me tips or complaints at smetz[at]ap[dot]org or, for more sensitive queries at sammetz[at]protonmail[dot]com
Also, I’m not Dr. Samuel Metz who focuses on healthcare, so sorry if that’s who you were looking for!