Kristin Belden

Director of Events

Kristin Belden serves as director of events for The Center for Investigative Reporting, focusing on audience engagement and highlighting the work of the reporters and producers in the public sphere. Kristin has a varied background in arts and business, earning her bachelor's degree in art and design, working in art galleries in Spain and San Francisco, and subsequently taking on a role in the media and entertainment sector at McKinsey & Co. During her time at McKinsey, she worked with the group that would eventually launch The Bay Citizen (which merged with CIR in 2012). Kristin helped build The Bay Citizen's infrastructure from the ground up and launched its first event series in 2010.