Cheri Beasley will become the first black woman to be Chief Justice of the NC Supreme Court

Cheri Beasley talks about the being the first African-American woman to be Chief Justice of the NC Supreme Court during a press conference with NC Gov. Roy Cooper Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019.
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Cheri Beasley talks about the being the first African-American woman to be Chief Justice of the NC Supreme Court during a press conference with NC Gov. Roy Cooper Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019.

Will Doran reports on North Carolina politics, with a focus on state employees and agencies. In 2016 he started The News & Observer’s fact-checking partnership, PolitiFact NC, and before that he reported on local governments around the Triangle. Contact him at wdoran@newsobserver.com or (919) 836-2858.