Kara describes herself as a Mom, Public Radio Producer/Podcaster, and Community Organizer. With over 20 years of media experience, Kara launched local and national programs, produced and reported local and national pieces, trained countless interns and producers, and created numerous live events and fundraisers. She lives in Maryland with her husband and son, and considers herself a mid-century modernist and failing minimalist.
Recognitions & Awards
"Kara McGuirk-Allison ('95) transferred to JMU during her sophomore year and began working at the student-run radio station, WXJM. The combination of hands-on experience and Madison's strong liberal arts curriculum helped launch a rewarding career." Read the full article HERE.
AAAS Silver with NPR's Hidden Brain.
With NPR's Justice Talking: Sidney Hillman runner up, 5 Gracie Allen Awards, The Nancy Dickerson Whitehead Award, 4 Clarion Awards, 9 New York Festival Awards,Scripps Howard First Amendment Runner Up, Education Writers Association Award, Webby Award Winner for Justice Learning, Webby Award Honoree for Justice Talking,
1 Gabriel Award, 1 National Press Club honorable mention
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