Daysha Eaton | KUER 90.1

Daysha Eaton

Reporter

Daysha Eaton reports about religion and cultural issues, including social justice, for KUER. In her coverage, she aims to explore how faith and spirituality shape American culture. She covers The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as well as other Christian and non-Christian religions.

Daysha holds a liberal arts degree from the Evergreen State College, and a M.A. in journalism from the University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. She got her start at Seattle public radio stations, KPLU (now KNKX) and KUOW. She also worked with several Alaska Public Radio Network member stations before coming to KUER. In addition, she has reported for NPR, PRI, and National Native News.

When she’s not in the newsroom she enjoys being outdoors, especially hiking with her Australian Shepherd dog, Lucky. She is also a certified yoga instructor. She's happy to get news tips, which are best sent via email.

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Photo of organizaiton's booths.
Courtesy Utah Nonprofits Association

As the partial government shutdown stretches into its fourth week, Utah nonprofits are feeling the pressure, according to a survey by the Utah Nonprofits Association (UNA) which found that 10 percent of its members have seen in increase in the demand for services from furloughed workers.

Illustration of depression.
Renee Bright / KUER

Ahead of the upcoming legislative session, a Utah LGBTQ group is preparing a bill that would ban conversion therapy, a form of psychotherapy that purports to help people with same-sex attraction to become heterosexual.

Courtesy Liv Paggiarino | for The Salt Lake Tribune and The Guardian

In a story for The Salt Lake Tribune and The Guardian, reporter Nate Carlisle takes a deep dive into a polygamist community of about 400 people in Missouri. He traveled to what locals refer to as “the compound” — polygamist members call it “the ranch” — near Humansville, Missouri in November. KUER reporter Daysha Eaton talked with Carlisle about his reporting and what he learned about this little-known sect of Mormonism.

Photo of temple.
Lee Hale / KUER

As a single woman and member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Sara Vranes says she was led to believe she needed a man as an intermediary in her relationship with God. And that pained her. But at the beginning of 2019, the Salt Lake City resident said that changed because of new language and rituals in the Church that put women on equal footing with men.