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Dana Cronin

Agriculture and Environment Reporter

Dana Cronin covers agriculture and the environment for Illinois Newsroom and Harvest Public Media, a Midwest reporting collaborative focused on food and agriculture. Her work is regularly featured on national broadcasts, including Morning Edition, All Things Considered, PBS Newshour and Science Friday.

Dana started reporting in southern Colorado at member station 91.5 KRCC, where she spent three years writing about everything from agriculture to Colorado’s highest mountain peaks.

She then went to work at her hometown station, KQED, in San Francisco. While there, she covered the 2017 North Bay fires. She also spent two years at NPR’s headquarters in Washington D.C., producing for shows including Weekend Edition and All Things Considered.

She is the recipient of numerous journalism awards, including an Edward R. Murrow award and an award from the Public Media Journalists Association.