Austin Fast

I'm a journalist based in Phoenix with over a decade of radio, TV, print and web experience, currently focusing on data analysis and investigative work at National Public Radio. I adapt quickly, work well solo or with a team and won’t buckle under pressure.

I'm part of the investigations team at National Public Radio. I completed my master's degree in investigative journalism at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University in December 2020.

My past roles include producing podcasts at The Tampa Bay Times; reporting news from the world's largest wild salmon fishery in Dillingham, Alaska (KDLG Public Radio); covering breaking news and social media as web editor at the ABC affiliate (WCPO-TV) in Cincinnati, Ohio; teaching English and journalism for the Peace Corps in eastern Europe (Macedonia); and a Dow Jones News Fund fellowship with the Center for Investigative Reporting in Berkeley, California.

Through a decade of journalism, I’ve produced multimedia and print content with: National Public Radio | The Associated Press | KJZZ Public RadioKDLG Public Radio | WCPO-TV | WMUB Public Radio | Current | The Dayton Business Journal | Indian Country Today | The Center for Investigative Reporting | Crooked Media | The Arizona Republic | KosovaLive | The Miami


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