Kira Leadholm is a marketing professional, freelance journalist, and graphic designer based in Chicago. As a reporter, her expertise includes investigative reporting, social justice reporting, and music journalism. From 2019-2020, Kira lived in Almaty, Kazakhstan where she covered a vast range of international topics. Her work appears in Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, the Diplomat, and Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting among others. 

Kira earned a master of science in social justice and investigative reporting from Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism and a bachelor of arts in creative writing and visual art from the University of Chicago.

For tips, questions, pitches, or work opportunities, email her or DM her Twitter at the links below.