Chris Graves, Minnesota Public Radio

A 30-year journalist who started writing stories for her high school newspaper in Omaha, Nebraska, Chris Graves has covered politics and potlucks, serial killers and killer storms. She has spent her career documenting human suffering and the human spirit. A word editor and a newsroom manager who helped make newsrooms “go digital’ in the early days, her work has been featured in documentaries, television shows, National Public Radio and referenced in numerous books and cited by former Attorney General Janet Reno as well as used by Harvard researchers.

Chris Graves is currently the Managing Editor, Digital at Minnesota Public Radio News. She is working on a book about the unsolved slayings of eight family members in rural Ohio at the foothills of Appalachia.