We are excited to announce Mirtha Donastorg is the new HBCU Innovation Reporter for The Plug. She is also a Report for America corps member and will cover start-up initiatives and innovations coming from historically Black colleges and universities, as well as the way the students are shaping the future of tech.


She is a journalist with experience in TV, digital and radio, and was most recently an associate producer at CNN Digital where she helped curate multiple homepage platforms, as well as craft breaking news alerts viewed by millions daily. Before that, she was a researcher for CNN, fact-checking scripts from correspondents all over the globe and most notably, reporting on the conviction of an abusive Catholic priest. She grew up in Auburn, Alabama.