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Marion Kirkpatrick

Digital Content Manager, RFD-TV and The Cowboy Channel

Marion is a digital content manager for RFD-TV and The Cowboy Channel. She started working for Rural Media Group in May 2022, bringing a decade of experience in the digital side of broadcast media as well as some professional cooking experience to the team. She spent most of her career working at the national and local-affiliate levels of broadcast news at Nexstar Media Group, Meredith Corp., and Media General.

Alongside her work at RFD-TV and The Cowboy Channel, Marion is also a restaurant reporter for OTR Global. She graduated with honors from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where she received a B.S. in Journalism & Electronic Media with a concentration in magazine editing and musicology. While a student, she held esteemed internships at The Hollywood Reporter, The Lincoln Center, and DIY Network.

Marion was born and raised in Nashville, Tenn. That’s where she lives now with her husband, daughter, and family dog.

In her spare time, she is a passionate baker and considers herself a “professional home cook” after spending a year pursuing pastry arts full-time at Henrietta Red, a James Beard-nominated restaurant in Nashville. She loves hosting dinner parties, hanging out in the backyard, and attending local rock shows with her husband (who also drums in a band!).

LATEST STORIES BY THIS AUTHOR:

Another round of HPAI cases in poultry and dairy cattle plague Michigan producers, updates on the Kansas wildfires, and other top rural news stories from last week.
FarmHER raises a glass to those behind the vines at Hope Family Wines: Vineyard Director Stasi Seay and Assistant Winemaker Samantha Taylor.
Avian flu shocking jump to dairy, the possible impacts on ag trade in the Key Bridge fallout, herd management in drought & more top stories from last week.
Experience the buzz at Wild Harvest Honey on this episode of FarmHER featuring Amber Rutledge, one of the few Honey Connoisseurs in the United States.
Meet Erica Sawatzke, a passionate sixth-generation turkey, corn, and soy FarmHER dedicated to preserving her family’s agricultural legacy at Oakdale Farms in Kensington, Minnesota.
According to the 2022 Census of Ag, the average age of U.S. farmers is just under 58., prompting many groups to get the next generation interested in agriculture.