Erin McKinstry is a freelance journalist, audio storyteller and writer based in rural Alaska.


Erin has a master's in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She's reported stories for Raven Radio, National Native News, PBS Newshour, Alaska Public Media, Edible Alaska, The Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting, Harvest Public Media and others. She worked on the podcasts Life TK and the IRE Radio Podcast.


She also produced an audio storytelling podcast called Out Here about life in rural Alaska.


In her free time, she hikes, knits, skies with her dog and chops wood. She also has a bachelor's in Modern Languages and Dance Studies from Knox College.