This story also appeared in KJZZ and Slate Zainab Edwards is an ice skater. It runs in the family. Edwards’ mother, Cynthia Elliott, grew up on the ice in Minnesota and her older daughter skated competitively for years. So when Elliott and her husband Dave agreed to foster Edwards five days after her fourth birthday, […]
Author Archives: Amy Silverman
Amy Silverman is a journalist, teacher and memoir writer based in her hometown, Phoenix. She is executive producer for The Show, an original production of KJZZ, the Phoenix NPR member station. Amy's work has appeared in local and national outlets including ProPublica, Literary Hub, This American Life, The Guardian and The Forward. Her book, My Heart Can't Even Believe It: A Story of Science, Love and Down Syndrome was published by Woodbine House in 2016. Amy's work has been supporetd by the Economic Hardship Reporting Project and the Fund for Investigative Journalism; she's done fellowships with the Nieman Foundation at Harvard and the Annenberg Center for Health Journalism at USC. She's a three-time winner of the Arizona Press Club's Journalist of the Year Award. Amy is married to Ray Stern, state politics reporter for The Arizona Republic. They have two daughters. Learn more at amy-silverman.com.