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Abigail Beckman

Abigail grew up in Palmer Lake, Co. She has a bachelor's degree in Mass Communications and Spanish as well as a Master's degree in communications. Previously, she worked for the Dodge City Daily Globe in Dodge City, Kan. and for 89.1 KMUW in Wichita Kan.

Abigail's work has been featured on NPR's "Only A Game," "Weekend Edition Sunday," "Morning Edition," and "All Things Considered." In 2015, she wrote and produced the radio documentary "The Pieces that Remain: Remembering the Wichita State University Plane Crash" and was honored with a Gracie Award from the Alliance for Women in Media and a regional Edward R. Murrow Award. Abigail also earned a national Edward R. Murrow award for a feature titled "Reaching Out: The Ongoing Relationship Between the WPD and the Homeless." 

In addition to her love for public radio, Abigail enjoys hiking, spending time with her husband and two fur-babies, doing yoga and watching reruns of Family Feud.

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