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Chris Kenning has been a staff writer for the Louisville, Ky. Courier-Journal since 2001, covering education, health care, poverty, the military and specializing in narrative human interest stories. He also has traveled to Africa, Central America, the Middle East and Southeast Asia to write about...

What was your first job as a journalist?

The Statesman-Journal in Oregon

Have you ever used a typewriter?

I own way too many old typewriters

How do you prefer to be pitched on stories?

Email or phone