Tripp J Crouse is niizh manidoowag (Two-Spirit) Ojibwe (descendent, Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa) queer trans journalist, reporter and audio producer; and self-described unaccomplished dabbler of the arts, performance and writing. Tripp is the news director for KNBA, a Native-owned-and-operated public radio station in Anchorage. Originally from rural southern Illinois, Crouse moved to Alaska in 2016 to join KTOO, Juneau’s news public radio station, and moved again in 2018 to begin working for KNBA and Koahnic Broadcast Corporation.