Karri Ferron joined the staff of Astronomy in June 2008 after graduating from the University of Missouri with a bachelor's degree in magazine journalism and a minor in business. She started as the magazine's copy editor and eventually became an assistant editor as she began writing and editing feature stories. Now, as the production editor, Karri ensures every magazine page meets production deadlines and adheres to proper grammar and style. She also edits columnists, writes news, and manages "Astro Confidential." In 2012, she took over management of Astronomy.com and its social media sites and oversaw the website redesign that debuted in September 2013. In November 2013, she led her first astronomy tour to see the northern lights from the cost of Norway, which she says has been one of the most exciting experiences of her life.
Although she spends most of her days at Astronomy editing text, Karri still reads a lot in her spare time and can easily get lost in a bookstore for hours. Beyond a good book or magazine, Karri and her husband, Mitchell, enjoy attending sporting events or watching them on TV. She's an avid fan of the Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Brewers, Wisconsin Badgers, and Mizzou Tigers, and she thinks the World Cup and Olympics should be international holidays. Karri also plays the piano and loves to spend time with her family at their lake house. She and Mitchell get to travel frequently thanks to family and friends who live all over the globe, and they hope to step foot on all seven continents one day.