Chey Scott is the food and listings editor for The Pacific Northwest Inlander, Spokane’s alternative weekly newspaper, established in 1993. Chey has been on the Inlander’s staff since 2012, and in addition to managing and editing the paper’s dining and events sections, she also regularly contributes to the arts and culture section.

Projects she’s overseen as section editor for the Inlander include the following special cover sections: the Neighborhoods Issue, Holiday Guide, Give Guide, Dining Out, Cheap Eats, Pet Issue, Summer Camps, the Burger Issue and a special section examining the issue of food waste in the U.S.

Coverage topics of special interest for Chey include pop culture, gaming, literature, fashion, animals (especially cats) and Spokane history.

Before joining the Inlander’s editorial team, Chey was a staff writer for the Spokane Journal of Business, from 2010-2012.

Chey graduated from Washington State University in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in communications, with an emphasis in journalism and a minor in English. While studying at WSU’s Pullman campus, she was a staff writer and editor for its student newspaper, The Daily Evergreen. She was also a member of Alpha Chi Omega women’s fraternity.

Born and raised in the Spokane area, Chey attended Lakeside High School in Nine Mile Falls, where she competed on the school’s gymnastics and track (pole vault) teams, edited the school’s yearbook, and founded and edited the school’s newspaper.

In her spare time, Chey enjoys reading, playing games of all types, gardening, attending local arts events, eating at local restaurants, volunteering for the Spokane Humane Society and spending time with her family. She is the proud cat mom to rescue cat Dellie