Mikayla Shoup grew up in the beautiful mountain town of Flagstaff, Arizona. She graduated from Northern Arizona University where she worked for the university's newspaper, The Lumberjack, as a features writer, photojournalist and assistant news editor. Mikayla first joined St. George News in 2018 as a reporter covering health, public lands, and Springdale and Hurricane politics. She now works as the evening managing editor. In her free time, Mikayla loves exploring the outdoors, traveling and playing with her dogs.