Joyce Kryszak


Joyce Kryszak is an award-winning journalist, producer, and feature writer who has reported for NPR, the BBC, Voice of America, the Environment Report, the Buffalo News, and many others. Her freelance work appears regularly in Down East Magazine and she is published by Darkhouse Books. Joyce has received more than three-dozen Associated Press Awards, as well as an Edward R. Murrow Award.   Reporting from as far away as Singapore and Malaysia, Joyce’s journalism regularly examines the environment, education, poverty, racial disparities, and culture. As an interviewer, she has spoken with hundreds of notable people, among them: Jane Goodall, Bob Woodward, Lilly Ledbetter, Salmon Rushdie, Alec Baldwin, and Marcel Marceau (yes, he spoke).  Joyce is a Buffalo Gal happily transplanted in Way Down East Maine where she lives with her husband, Alan, who is a composer, and their neurotic Great Pyrenees, Kashmir. Joyce received her journalism degree from SUNY Buffalo. She is currently writing a novel of historical fiction that tells the story of a remarkable woman living through a remarkable century of cultural change in America.


  • “Reporting from the Front Line of a Singapore Classroom”

  • “An Inconsistent Truth: Finding Truth’s Through-line”

  • “What the Hell Does This Have to Do with Me? – Putting a Human Face on the Story”