Abbie Fentress Swanson


Reporter,  Harvest Public Media, and KBIA Radio (Missouri)

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Abbie Fentress Swanson is an award-­winning radio reporter covering agriculture and food production. She recently returned to New York from Missouri, where she reported for nearly two years for Harvest Public Media and KBIA Radio<. While in the Midwest, Swanson filed national stories for NPR’s Morning Edition, All Things Considered and Here & Now< and published work in The Kansas City Star. She won two Edward R. Murrow awards for her reporting on agricultural runoff in Corn Belt waterways and the impacts of the 2012 drought and was an Institute for Justice & Journalism “Immigration in the Heartland” fellow in 2013. Swanson covered the arts for