Courtney Crowder

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Courtney Crowder is the Iowa Columnist and a senior writer at the Des Moines Register. She tells human stories with an investigative eye and a narrative touch. She's a two-time Livingston Award finalist and has won numerous Iowa Newspaper Association Awards and Best of Gannett honors. She co-founded the Des Moines Storytellers Project, a live storytelling event series, and co-launched the Register's new Off Hours entertainment vertical.

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