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WILL staff photos on Thursday, September 17, 2020.

Dana Cronin

Reporter, Illinois Newsroom

I cover food, agriculture and environmental issues for Harvest Public Media. I’m based at Illinois Public Media located in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. 

I grew up in the heart of Napa Valley, California — an agricultural region of its own. I studied at Colorado College, where I received a degree in Environmental Science, Journalism and Spanish.

I began my radio reporting career in southern Colorado at member station 91.5 KRCC, where I spent three years writing about everything from agriculture to Colorado’s highest mountain peaks. I then went to work at my hometown station, KQED, in San Francisco. While there, I covered the2017 North Bay Fires. Before landing in Illinois, I also spent two years at NPR’s headquarters in Washington D.C., producing for shows including Weekend Edition and All Things Considered.

If you have story ideas for me or just want to say hi, feel free to reach out via email dcronin@illinois.edu or follow me on Twitter @DanaHCronin.