Christopher Walljasper is an investigative reporter based in Chicago, IL, who grew up in a small town in Southeast Iowa, where much of his family still lives.
He covers issues facing rural America, the agriculture industry and the Midwest. His work has been published by the Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting, New Food Economy, In These Times, Farm Journal Magazine, Global Post, Missouri Life, the Des Moines Register, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Science Friday and more. Chris also does freelance audio production and has recorded for NPR, BBC, WNYC, APM and others.
He graduated from Monmouth College in Monmouth, Illinois and received his master's degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.
When he's not reporting, Chris is spending time with his three kids and wife, or cycling around Chicago.