About Me

Sea Stachura is a journalist, podcaster, editor and author. Her work in print and audio journalism has spanned two decades and served national and regional audiences. Her primary reporting subjects include gender and social justice, the environment, and economy. Her 2020 podcast, “Shots in the Back: Exhuming the 1970 Augusta Riot’” helped bring a forgotten, unchronicled Civil Rights Uprising to the state and nation’s attention. Her work has supported The Emmett Till Cold Case Initiative. The podcast also won a 2021 National Edward R. Murrow Award for DEI. Over her career she has covered the Somali immigrant population in Southeastern Minnesota, mid-Missouri’s early meth epidemic, Traumatic Brain Injuries in young people, and sex assault at Fort Eisenhower. Her reporting and editing have won multiple awards by capturing ordinary events and revealing them to be remarkable slices of humanity.

As an editor and supervising producer, Sea works collaboratively with her reporters and producers to move stories beyond the predictable, established narratives. She is available for contracts and consulting.

Sea Stachura USA (2)

Years Reporting


Years Teaching Youth & Higher Ed


Years Editing Leading


Advanced Degrees in Writing & Media


  • B.A., Literature, University of Michigan
  • M.A., Journalism, University of Missouri
  • M.F.A., Fiction, Warren Wilson College


2023, 2020

Porter Fleming Literary Prize, 2nd place for nonfiction


National Edward R. Murrow Large Market Podcast Award for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion


Atlanta Press Club Best Podcast


Georgia Broadcasters Association, Best Trailer


Grant recipient: The South Arts Foundation 2019, The Georgia Humanities Council 2013, Augusta University Technology & Research, 2012 & 2011; Center for Undergraduate Research at AU

2009 & 2006

Minn. AP, 1st place Best Hard News

2008 & 2007

National Headliner Award

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