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Chris Kenning

Fellows 2015
The Louisville Courier-Journal
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Chris Kenning is an enterprise reporter at The Courier-Journal in Louisville and the Kentucky correspondent for USA Today. Since joining the newspaper in 2001, he has covered education, poverty, health care, the military, immigration and the issues of Appalachia. Over the last decade, Kenning has reported from a dozen countries in Asia, Africa, Central America and the Middle East, writing about curable blindness in Syria, music in Mali, landmines in Cambodia, coffee farming in Guatemala, refugees in Myanmar, deforestation in Tanzania and shark research in Brazil. He also covered the aftermath of the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti and the 2013 super typhoon in the Philippines. Kenning has won reporting and writing awards from the Kentucky Press Association and the Society of Professional Journalists. He holds B.A. degrees in International Studies from Miami University of Ohio (1994) and a second Baccalaureate in Journalism from the University of Oregon (1998). His freelance writing has appeared in university and international NGO magazines.


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