Aila Boyd has join the staff of The Pilot last Wednesday as the new reporter. In addition to her work at The Pilot, Boyd will also work with The Stokes News.
Boyd is no stranger to Pilot Mountain, having spent a considerable amount of time in the area during her youth, with her grandparents being longtime residents.
“It’s an honor to be back here after all of these years and to be able to write about the people, places and events that make Pilot Mountain such a special community,” Boyd said.
“We’re quite happy to have Aila on board,” said Regional Editor John Peters. “Aila brings a good mix of journalism experience along with knowledge of the area. We’re excited to have her on the staff, reporting on the people and events of Pilot Mountain.”
Boyd is attending Lindenwood University, located in St. Charles, Missouri, pursuing a Master of Fine Arts in writing. Before starting graduate work, Boyd attended Radford University, located in Radford, Virginia, graduating with a Bachelor of Sciences in theater with an emphasis in performance and media studies with an emphasis in journalism.
Before starting work at The Pilot, Boyd worked as a reporter at The Southwest Times in Pulaski, Virginia and the Martinsville Bulletin in Martinsville, Virginia. Most recently, Boyd taught theatre arts at Bertie High School in Windsor.