Kristin McHugh

Kristin McHugh

Kristin McHugh is a senior radio producer and program officer in the Communications and Outreach department for the Muscatine, Iowa-based Stanley Foundation.

McHugh holds a B.A. in communications/broadcast journalism from the University of Northern Iowa (UNI). She began her radio career with a volunteer news position at KUNI, the public radio station operated by UNI, and later worked as a reporter and announcer for four commercial radio stations in Iowa. She has reported from Cambodia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Japan, Kosovo, Macedonia, the Netherlands, Qatar, Russia, Serbia, Uganda, and United Arab Emirates.

McHugh served as a correspondent for the award-winning radio documentary "The Russia Project." She also served as project manager and segment correspondent for the radio documentary "Children of War: Fighting, Dying, Surviving." In 2004 she coproduced and reported for the award-winning public radio documentary "UNder Fire: The United Nations' Battle for Relevance," and most recently coproduced and reported for the award-winning "Security Check: Confronting Today's Global Threats."

McHugh has earned dozens of awards for news coverage. Her 2002 story "Kosovo's Pied Piper: The Liz Shropshire Story" won the RFK Journalism Award, a National Headliner citation, and was a finalist for the 2003 Harry Chapin Media Award. McHugh was also a finalist for the 2001 and 2002 Livingston Award for Young Journalists and one of five finalists for the first-ever Daniel Schorr Journalism Prize honoring individual news work of significance and quality by a journalist age 35 or younger in public radio. Her work has also received honors from the United Nations Correspondents Association, the Association for Women in Communications, and the American Women in Radio and Television. Kristin is a former president of the Iowa Associated Press Broadcasters and the Iowa Broadcast News Association.