Erin McKinstry is an award-winning freelance journalist, audio storyteller and writer based in rural Alaska.


She's available for creative and journalistic projects as well as research and audio production opportunities. She believes the most extraordinary stories feature ordinary voices.


Erin has a master's in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She's reported stories for Alaska Public Media, Edible Alaska, The Trace, The Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting, KBIA, The Columbia Missourian, IRE and Harvest Public Media. She worked on the podcasts LifeTK and the IRE Radio Podcast.


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


Erin has won a regional Edward R. Murrow Award, a Rasmuson Foundation Individual Artist Award, a Missouri Press Association Award and a Missouri Broadcaster's Association Award. She's a FASPE Fellow and a Fulbright Scholar.


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.

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