Koby Levin joined Chalkbeat Detroit in 2018. He previously was a county reporter for The Joplin Globe in southwest Missouri and an intern for the New England Center for Investigative Reporting. His work at NECIR was named a finalist for an investigative reporting award from EWA. He is a graduate of Swarthmore College, where he was editor in chief of the student newspaper. Koby is a Michigan native and is fluent in Spanish.