IWMF Hires KBC Broadcast Host Tara Gatewood

Tara Gatewood (Isleta Pueblo/Diné), host of the national broadcast show Native America Calling from the Koahnic Broadcast Corporation, will be joining the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) in August as a director leading a new, multi-year initiative focused on violence against Native American women and girls in the United States. A recipient of the 2021 International Matrix Award from the Association of Women in Communications, Tara will direct a multi-faceted program to enhance reporting on missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.

“It’s a joy for us to welcome one of our own fellows to lead this groundbreaking position at our organization,” said the IWMF’s executive director, Elisa Lees Muñoz. “Tara’s experience crafting nuanced storytelling, combined with her work in news media, will bring a unique strength and sensibility to our offerings and growing work in the United States.”

The IWMF plans to unveil a new focus on violence against Native American women and girls later this year. Further details on the initiative and Gatewood’s role are forthcoming.