Carrie Kaufman is Host/Producer for KNPR’s State of Nevada. She has been a print, digital and radio journalist for 25 years. She founded and published PerformInk, Chicago’s theatre and film newspaper, which became the bible for actors, directors, designers, filmmakers, and funders, as well as audiences wanting to be in the know. At PerformInk, she was the recipient of two Peter Lisagor Awards for Excellence in Journalism – for a feature on Uta Hagen, and for her extensive coverage of the Screen Actors’ Guild Strike of 2000.
In 2007, Carrie was a top 10 finalist in the Public Radio Talent Quest, which sent her headlong into the medium of radio production. Previously she was one of the original hosts of Les-Bi-Gay Radio in Chicago.
She is also a musician, and has worked as a consultant for various non-profit arts groups.
Carrie grew up in Las Vegas, and returned in 2014 with her twin daughters to the city whose mountains she still dreamt about.