About Laundry List Media
.Kristin McHugh is the founder of Laundry List Media. She has extensive experience in journalism and nonprofit management. Kristin is currently serving as the executive director of the Peoria Area World Affairs Council. She most recently served as executive director of the Iowa Architectural Foundation. She previously served as the executive director of the Muscatine History and Industry Center and Pearl Button Museum and worked as a business specialist for the State of Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services as part of a term contract.
Prior to these positions, McHugh was a program officer and senior radio producer for the Stanley Foundation in Muscatine, Iowa. McHugh holds a B.A. in communications/broadcast journalism from the University of Northern Iowa (UNI).
She has reported from Cambodia, Brazil, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kosovo, Macedonia, the Netherlands, Qatar, Russia, Serbia, Thailand, Uganda, and United Arab Emirates.
McHugh served as a correspondent for the award-winning radio documentary "The Russia Project" (2001), project manager and correspondent for the 2003 award-winning radio documentary "Children of War: Fighting, Dying, Surviving," coproduced and reported for the award-winning radio specials "UNder Fire: The United Nations' Battle for Relevance" (2004); “Security Check: Confronting Today's Global Threats" (2005); “24/7: The Rise and Influence of Arab Media” (2006); and “Beyond Fear: America’s Role in an Uncertain World” (2007). She coproduced and reported for the radio projects “Brazil Rising” (2008) and "India Rising" (2009).
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. Her work has also received honors from the UN Correspondents Association, AWRT, SPJ, and three consecutive honors from the National Press Club for diplomatic reporting. McHugh is a former president of the Iowa Associated Press Broadcasters and the Iowa Broadcast News Association.