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Keith Porter

President & CEO

Keith Porter became president and chief executive officer of the Stanley Foundation in Muscatine, Iowa, in February 2013. 

Prior to his current position, Porter was assigned as the director of Policy and Outreach for the foundation.

He began his career as a broadcaster in 1982 in Effingham, Illinois, and later worked as a reporter and announcer in Normal and Bloomington, Illinois. Porter was a finalist for the 1995, 1996, and 1997 Livingston Award for Young Journalists. During Porter's tenure at the foundation, his work has been honored with several recognitions of excellence in broadcast journalism including the National Press Club, Society of Professional Journalists, National Headliner Awards, New York Festivals, and the United Nations Correspondents Association.

Porter was coproducer and co-host of the nationally syndicated public radio program on world affairs "Common Ground" from 1988 to 2004. He also served as coproducer and reporter for the award-winning radio documentaries "The Russia Project"; "Children of War: Fighting, Dying, Surviving"; "UNder Fire: The United Nations' Battle for Relevance"; "Security Check: Confronting Today's Global Threats"; "24/7: The Rise and Influence of Arab Media"; "Beyond Fear: America's Role in an Uncertain World"; "Brazil Rising"; and "India Rising."

He has reported from or directed policy programming in Austria, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, China, Cuba, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, France, Germany, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Japan, Kosovo, Macedonia, the Netherlands, Qatar, Russia, South Africa, Switzerland, Tanzania, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, and United Kingdom.

Porter holds a graduate degree from Illinois State University.

 

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