Kristin McHugh

Kristin McHugh
Kristin McHugh is the producer and co-host of Common Ground. She also serves as a program officer for the Stanley Foundation.

Kristin 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. For Common Ground she has reported from Russia, Serbia, Japan, Cambodia, Kosovo, and the Netherlands.

Kristin has earned dozens of state and national awards for news coverage. She was a 2001 finalist for the 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 under in public radio. Kristin is a past president of the Iowa Associated Press Broadcasters and the Iowa Broadcast News Association.

Kristin, an avid quilter in her spare time, lives in Muscatine with her husband, Eugene Johnston, and their pet rabbit, McGwire.

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