Keith Porter is the executive producer and co-host of Common Ground. He also serves as manager of Media Programs for the Stanley Foundation.
Porter holds an M.S. in communications from Illinois State University, where he served as a graduate teaching assistant in broadcasting and speech communication. He began his career in radio in 1982 in Effingham, Illinois, and later worked as a reporter and announcer in Normal and Bloomington, Illinois. Porter was a finalist for the 1995, 1996, and 1997 Livingston Award for Young Journalists. For Common Ground, he has reported from Iran, Russia, Germany, Austria, Cambodia, Cuba, Japan, South Africa, Eritrea, Kosovo, Uganda, Tanzania, Switzerland, and the Netherlands.
Porter and his wife Debora have a daughter, Hanna, and two sons, Thomas and Joseph.