Lori Townsend is the News Director for Alaska Public Media. In addition to herding the newsroom cats, she also offers edits and advice to reporters in public broadcasting newsrooms across the state and hosts weekly, statewide public affairs programs. She has been a reporter for nearly 25 years and has lived in Alaska for 20 of them. Her reporting work has taken her to communities across the Lower 48, Canada and Alaska.
She is the recipient of numerous journalism awards and has had fellowships at the Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting and The Berkeley Center for Digital Media, as well as a short intensive at the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School.
Lori also has written two novels—American Home Wrecker and Ghost Ship—and is anticipating publication of her third mystery this fall.