Jonathan Kealing

Jonathan Kealing

I am a former executive editor for and was with Public Radio International 2011-2018, based in Minneapolis. I came to PRI to help relaunch as a destination for serious journalism and community.

I was news editor then deputy editor through 2016 and became executive editor in 2017.

At, I oversee the work of our social team to encourage interaction and engagement with out site visitors, as well as's story editors who commission and edit the stories we publish. In addition, I work with reporters and editors from PRI's shows to improve our digital storytelling and make our journalism better.

Prior to coming to PRI, I worked for The World Company in Lawrence, Kan., where I oversaw a group of websites devoted to local news, sports and community health. I've also spent time as a reporter covering higher education.

In addition to my work for, I'm active in journalism circles — guest-lecturing at colleges and universities, participating in a teaching program that sends American journalists to China and as immediate past president of the Minnesota Society of Professional Journalists.

Outside of journalism, I'm a father, avid reader, travel-geek, amateur photographer, husband and dog-owner. I'm always in search of my next great trip and am eager to talk to visitors about how we can help make your experience here better.

Recent Stories


PRI to merge operations with Global Post

PRI will integrate its editorial operations with international news company GlobalPost in a bid to reach a larger — and younger — digital audience and to do more important international storytelling across all of PRI’s platforms.


Canada is burning and America is choking on its smoke


Canada's wildfires are sending smoke billowing south, thanks to the jet stream and changes in the location of high pressure systems across the US. All that smoke has led to air quality alerts around the US — from the Pacific Northwest to the Upper Midwest.

Global Politics

Looking back on the life of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah


Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah died Friday morning in Saudi Arabia, in his 90s. The king who had effectively led the Middle East kingdom for two decades, though officially for just one, was known as a reformer — even if it was not always evident to outside observers.