Vanessa McKuin

Partner Manager

As Partner Manager for Arkansas Public Media, Vanessa manages the non-journalism aspects of this Regional Journalism Collaboration. She works with the station partners and local partners to manage finances, coordinates promotions and community engagement, and seeks funding for the partnership.

Vanessa holds a B.A. in art from Hendrix College in Conway and an M.S. in Historic Preservation from the Pratt Institute in New York City. Before joining Arkansas Public Media she was the Executive Director of Preserve Arkansas. 

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The Takeaway

On Friday, a judge in Arkansas halted the scheduled executions of seven death row inmates. The executions were scheduled to begin today and be carried out over 11 days. The men had been fast-tracked because the state's supply of the controversial drug, midazolam, is set to expire at the end of the month.