KUER, NPR Utah has added Lexi Peery as a third reporter for its statewide coverage project. A print and radio journalist, Peery is based in St. George and will join the station’s Southwest Utah bureau in June as part of the station’s ongoing partnership with the national service program Report for America. Peery has spent the past year covering government, environment and development issues for The Spectrum & Daily News newspaper in St. George. Prior to her return to Utah, she served an environmental and newsroom fellowship at WBUR, a Boston-based NPR member station. With Peery’s arrival, David Fuchs will turn his focus to central Utah, including rural economies, communities and resources.