Krista Almanzan joined KAZU in 2007. She is on leave from her role as News Director. She is spending the 2019-2020 academic year as a John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University.
In her time leading the station’s local news coverage, KAZU earned 25 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards, plus one National Murrow. The station has also been awarded numerous national honors from the Public Media Journalists Association (formerly Public Radio News Directors Incorporated).
Krista is part of an NPR reporting collaboration that covers military issues close to home. She is also a mentor for NPR’s Next Generation Radio Project.
She started her journalism career in Iowa covering presidential elections, tornadoes and holiday parades for local television stations.