91.5 KRCC Hires New Morning Edition Host

Apr 24, 2018

Credit courtesy Abigail Beckman

91.5 KRCC is pleased to announce that Abigail Beckman will be joining the station as its new Morning Edition host. Beckman will also work as a reporter in the newsroom.

Beckman is a Colorado native and comes to 91.5 KRCC from Kansas, where she worked as a reporter at KMUW, the public radio station for Wichita.

“The opportunity to have a job I love in my home state feels like a dream come true," said Beckman. "Kansas has been my home for the past 10 years and it has a special place in my heart, but the mountains will always be where I belong.” 

Her work has been heard on NPR's "Morning Edition," "Weekend Edition Sunday," and "All Things Considered." In addition, Beckman has produced stories for Harvest Public Media, among other outlets. 

In 2015, Beckman produced a radio documentary called "The Pieces that Remain: Remembering the Wichita State University Plane Crash," which garnered a Gracie Award from the Alliance for Women in Media and a regional Edward R. Murrow Award.

She has a Master's degree in Communication from Wichita State University and undergraduate degrees in journalism and Spanish.

The move allows 91.5 KRCC's current Morning Edition host, Andrea Chalfin, to focus on overseeing the newsroom in her capacity as managing editor as well as produce stories.