Stephen Largen was The Post and Courier's Statehouse reporter. He joined the paper in March 2012. Prior to that he spent a year as a reporter at the Spartanburg, S.C. Herald-Journal and two-and-a-half years as a reporter at the Monroe, La. News-Star. He has received multiple reporting awards from the Louisiana Press Association and Louisiana-Mississippi Associated Press Managing Editors. Stephen is a 2008 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.