Hilary Powell

Reporter, Side Effects Public Media- WFYI, The Indianapolis Recorder

Hilary Powell is an AP award-winning journalist. She is a health equity reporter for Side Effects, covering how health disparities impact Black and brown Hoosiers for WFYI and The Indianapolis Recorder. She’s also served as the first Video Journalist for the Associated Press in D.C.  She has nearly a decade of experience in telling stories for television stations in The Nation's Capitol, North Carolina, Indiana and Illinois. She cut her teeth in network television as an intern for The Oprah Winfrey Show and worked her way up to being one of the youngest digital associate producers for The Oprah Winfrey Network. She's from Indianapolis, is a North Central High School Panther, and feels blessed to tell someone’s story each day.   

Ways to Connect

Side Effects Public Media

As a first-grader growing up on Indianapolis’ College Avenue in Meridian-Kessler, a trip to the local Double 8 Foods was a good day. The piles of produce, tight lines of tin-colored cans and aisles of abundant dairy products all signaled a home-cooked meal to come.

Courtesty of Glynita Bell

While listening to the disturbing details of how 26-year-old Breonna Taylor was shot to death by Louisville police officers in her own apartment, Glynita Bell had a sudden thought about Taylor, who lived just miles away from her New Albany, Indiana home. 

Pixabay

On Dec. 4, Dr. Susan Moore posted a video from her hospital bed in the Indianapolis area. Short of breath and with an oxygen tube in her nose, she said that she was denied proper care while being treated for COVID-19.

Less than three weeks later, she died from the virus. 


Aime'e Elliott

Earlier this year, Aime’e Elliott couldn’t keep any solid foods down while pregnant with son Jacion. So the 28-year-old Indianapolis woman called a community group before even considering her doctor.

IU Health

As a pediatric chief resident at Indiana University’s medical school, Dr. Chaniece Wallace had a list of blessings. This fall, the 30-year-old was interviewing for jobs around the country — and preparing for the birth of her first child.