Kyra O'Connor

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Kyra O'Connor lives in Ohio and was born in 2001.

  • The Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer and Here Where the Sunbeams Are Green by Helen Phillips are among Kyra's favorite books.
  • Kyra is a member of the Girl Scouts of America.
  • She plays several musical instruments, including the viola and Japanese drums (Taiko).

"Everyone in my life has left footsteps, impacting me, changing me, and making me the person I am today."

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A Kids Press Alum Reflects on Election 2016

Kyra O'Connor

November 2nd, 2020

Covering elections, says a former Kid Reporter, helps other young people understand the government that shapes their lives. 

Kyra on the floor of the Quicken Loans Arena during the Republican National Convention

An Inside Look at the Republican Convention

Kyra O'Connor

July 23rd, 2016

Our Kid Reporter covers the biggest story of her life.
Scholastic News Kid Reporter Kyra O’Connor at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio

A Kid Gets the Scoop at the Republican Convention

Kyra O'Connor

July 21st, 2016

What’s going on at the hottest show in Cleveland? Our Kid Reporter finds out

Shane Abernathy shares his views about voting with Kyra.

Should Kids Care About the Primaries?

Kyra O'Connor

March 16th, 2016

On Primary Day in Ohio, young people and voters voice their opinions about the political process.
Kyra interviews students at a Trump rally in Columbus, Ohio, on March 1.

A Young Crowd Turns Out for Trump

Kyra O'Connor

March 4th, 2016

Kids express their views about presidential candidate Donald Trump at a “Super Tuesday” rally in Columbus, Ohio.

The Hero Next Door

Kyra O'Connor

November 9th, 2015

In honor of Veterans Day, our Kid Reporter talks with a neighbor about his service in the U.S. Army.

Sports Injuries on the Rise

Kyra O'Connor

October 3rd, 2015

Our Kid Reporter talks with experts about how to help kids stay safe.

The Power of the Penny

Kyra O'Connor

August 19th, 2015

By collecting pennies, one Ohio middle school has raised more than $6,500 for local charities.
Who will be the Republican nominee? Left to right: New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, Florida Senator Marco Rubio, neurosurgeon Ben Carson, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, businessman Donald Trump, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, Texas Senator Ted Cruz, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, and Ohio Governor John Kasich.

Republicans Debate the Issues

Kyra O'Connor

August 10th, 2015

The first Republican debate of the presidential campaign draws a huge TV audience.

Grandma’s Gifts

Kyra O'Connor

March 1st, 2015

Kyra O'Connor reports on an organization that honors a special grandmother.