I'm a radio reporter and producer based in Vermont, where I produce Morning Edition at Vermont Public Radio.

Prior to VPR, I worked for Marfa Public Radio in far West Texas. I have produced stories about groundwater, border issues, rural gentrification, Amtrak, and more. A story I did about mutton busting—the rodeo event where children ride sheep—was awarded a 2018 regional Edward R. Murrow Award.

I studied audio documentary at Transom Story Workshop. Journalism is my second career, following more than a decade working as a writer and generational researcher in New York, NY.

Say "howdy" at metzger.bayla@gmail.com.