Prior to joining WPR, Kristen Durst was Morning Edition host and news producer for public radio stations WESM in Princess Anne, Maryland, WSCL in Salisbury, Maryland, and WBNI in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Additionally, she's worked as a commercial radio announcer and also in non-profit communications. Kristen's foray into public radio was as a student announcer at WOI in Ames, Iowa.
Kristen has a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Iowa State University. Her reporting has been honored by the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association, the Milwaukee Press Club, and the Northwest Broadcast News Association. Originally from northwest Iowa, Kristen resides in Madison with her husband, Brian.