Na Eng is the communications director at The McKnight Foundation, a private family foundation based in Minneapolis. She is an award-winning storyteller and communications executive with experience at nonprofits such as Mercy Corps, the American Refugee Committee, and the Minnesota Council on Foundations. Prior to moving in Minnesota, Eng built a distinguished career in New York City as a television producer in the long form unit at CNBC and a public affairs show founded by Bill Moyers called NOW on PBS. Her reporting took her all over the globe — from the fields of cotton farmers in Burkina Faso to the homes of political dissidents in Bahrain. She won an Emmy Award for a story on the lives of the working poor in Alabama and an Edward R. Murrow Award for an investigation into the growth of private prisons.
Additional honors include the Fulbright Scholarship, the International Reporting Project Fellowship, and the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans.
Eng has a bachelor’s degree in history and sociology from Columbia University and a master’s degree in international media and communications from Columbia’s Graduate School of International and Public Affairs.