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Abbie Fentress Swanson

Abbie Fentress Swanson left KBIA at the end of 2013. 

Abbie Fentress Swanson  joined Harvest Public Media in 2012 and is based at KBIA Radio in Columbia, Missouri. Before that, she   covered arts and culture for WNYC Radio in New York. There she was part of a team that won an Online News Association award in 2012 and an Associated Press award in 2010 for outstanding digital news coverage. In 2011, she won the Garden State Journalists Association "Best Radio Feature" award for " Music Therapy Helps Vets Control Symptoms of PTSD." Reporting fellowships prior to WNYC took her to Egypt, Jordan, Qatar, India, Germany, the Czech Republic and Belgium. Abbie's travels led to multimedia stories on a wide range of subjects -- from the  World Cup in South Africa, to the  gay rights movement in India, to San Francisco's  immigration court. She's filed stories for  The New York Times, The Patriot Ledger, KALW Public Radio, The World, and Virginia Quarterly Review. Abbie holds a master's degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley and a bachelor's degree in Italian studies from the College of William & Mary. Check her out on twitter @dearabbie.