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Kristi Eaton

kristi.eaton@gmail.com
KristiEaton.com
Verified Twitter: @kristieaton

EXPERIENCE
Content Strategist & Freelance Storyteller
Tulsa, Oklahoma | 2014 to present
● I create blog posts, press releases, interviews, stories, social media posts, op-eds, media pitches and more
● I focus on travel, health, gender and social justice
● I pitch, report and write stories for clients including The Associated Press, The New York Times, The
Washington Post, NBC News, Conde Nast Traveler, Ms. Magazine, Business Insider, The Diplomat and
other international and national media outlets
● I am currently a Tulsa Artist Fellow creating a website about immigrants in Oklahoma
● I have reported from Asia, Africa, Europe, North America and the Pacific Rim

Author & Blogger | The History Press


Oklahoma, USA | 2013 to 2015
● I pitched, reported, wrote and took pictures for a book about the people, places and events that shaped
Oklahoma’s Main Streets. The History Press released “The Main Streets of Oklahoma: Okie Stories from
Every County” in fall 2014.
● I photographed and documented Main Streets throughout the United States at
mainstreetamericaphotos.tumblr.com

Reporter, Photographer & Breaking News Supervisor | The Associated Press


Oklahoma City & Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA | 2011 to 2014
● I covered Indian Country, rural America, breaking news, politics and anything quirky and offbeat
● My images were published in media outlets around the world, including BuzzFeed, Australian Associated Press
and the Los Angeles Times
● I edited copy from reporters and posted to AP wire
● I educated and engaged through regular posts on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram

AWARDS, HONORS AND FELLOWSHIPS


● Reporting grant from New America’s Better Life Lab in 2021
● Kiplinger Journalism Fellowship in 2021
● Economic Reporting Hardship Program grants to report on coronavirus in 2020
● Virtual Journalism Exchange Program with Kazakhstan Journalists in 2020
● Tulsa Artist Fellowship Special Project Grant to report from Iceland and Ethiopia in 2019
● Writing fellowship with the Fistula Foundation in Zambia in 2018
● Recipient of 2018-2021 Tulsa Artist Fellowship examining women in the criminal justice system in Oklahoma
● Recipient of 2017 International Reporting Project fellowship grant to report on women’s rights issues from India
● Associated Press: Best of States, Beat of the Week honorable mentions, Breaking News Staffer of the Month
● Oklahoma Society of Professional Journalists, multiple awards in magazine and newspaper writing
● Great Plains Journalism Awards, multiple awards in magazine writing
● Parenting Publications of America, Gold award in feature writing for my first-person account of childhood battle
with anorexia
● Arizona State University: Dean’s List, Charles Stauffer Memorial Scholarship, Sun Devil Academic Scholarship,
Arizona Press Club Scholarship

EDUCATION
● Bachelor of Arts, Journalism and Mass Communication, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass
Communication at Arizona State University, May 2008
● Photography and Italian language courses, American Institute for Foreign Study in Rome, Italy, Spring 2008

INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE
● Virtual Journalism Exchange Program with Kazakhstan Journalists in 2020
● Tulsa Artist Fellowship Reporting trip to Iceland and Ethiopia in 2019
● Writing fellowship with the Fistula Foundation in Zambia in 2018
● Month-long reporting project in India through the International Reporting Project in 2017
● UNICEF Communication Officer/United Nations Volunteer in Indonesia in 2016
● Volunteer communications & fundraising officer at the Cambodian Women’s Development Agency in Cambodia
in 2015
● Living and working on Saipan with frequent travel to Asia and throughout the Pacific Rim, 2008 to 2009
● Study abroad in Italy and travel throughout Western Europe in 2008
● Semester reporting class with frequent trips to Mexico in 2007

VOLUNTEERING EXPERIENCE
● Journalism Mentor with the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), 2021
● Public Relations Committee at Tulsa Honor Academy, 2020-2021
● Journalism Club Instructor at Eisenhower Elementary in Tulsa, Oklahoma, 2019-2020
● Board Member, Great Plains Journalism Awards, 2019-2020