Ken Armstrong, reporter for ProPublica, The Marshall Project and The Seattle Times

Her first week – it might even have been her first day – she jumped in on a huge breaking story about a gunman who killed five people, four of them at a coffee shop. Jayme tracked down a good Samaritan and wrote an account that was sensitive, detailed and heart-rending, without becoming maudlin. In her time in Seattle, Jayme showed she has the wits and chops for breaking news, along with the drive to do enterprise work.