I'm a journalist, writer, researcher, and creative producer currently based in Burlington, Vermont. I work at Vermont Public Radio, where I produce Morning Edition and report audio stories.

Prior to VPR, I worked for Marfa Public Radio in far West Texas. 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 telling stories for brands through print, digital, and film in New York City.

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