Nancy Klingener is a writer and radio producer in Key West, Florida, and is the Keys reporter for WLRN, South Florida's public radio station. She has lived in Key West since 1991 and has worked as a staff writer for The Miami Herald, editor of Solares Hill (a news and culture weekly) and news editor of The Key West Citizen, the Florida Keys' only daily newspaper. For five years she worked at the Monroe County Public Library in Key West. She has been a contributor to WLRN since 2009, reviews books for The Miami Herald and is a Spring 2014 graduate of the Transom Story Workshop in Woods Hole, Mass.
She is a winner of the First Place Award for Editorial Writing from the Florida Society of Newspaper Editors and contributed to Elevation Zero, WLRN's Green Eyeshade Award-winning project about sea level rise in South Florida. She graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst with a Bachelor's Degree in English, Magna Cum Laude, and was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa Society. She also holds a Master's in the Humanities from California State University-Dominguez Hills.
Nancy serves on the board of the Key West Literary Seminar. She lives in Key West with her husband Mark Hedden, a writer, photographer and birding guide, and their goodlooking but not-especially-well-behaved German shorthaired pointer Elly.