Kara Hackett

Kara is a Fort Wayne native, passionate about her hometown and its ongoing revival. She graduated from Taylor University with a degree in Professional Writing and did journalism internships in New York City and Indianapolis before moving back to northeast Indiana.
Around town, she got her start at The Journal Gazette, writing stories to highlight local change-makers and conversation starters. Since then, she has continued writing for the Young Leaders of Northeast Indiana, The Huffington Post, and the alt-weekly Pique: Fort Wayne Art & Culture.
Today, she is Managing Editor of Input Fort Wayne, a proud South Side homeowner, and a board member for the nonprofit organization Creative Women of the World. Writing about interesting people and ideas is her greatest pleasure.
Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @karahackett.

Feature StoryArt This Way has been bringing street art to downtown Fort Wayne’s alleys since 2017.

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Feature StoryResidents who have moved away from a city and then moved back are called "boomerangs."
Feature StoryResidents who have moved away from a city and then moved back are called "boomerangs."

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Feature StoryFort Wayne is the urban center of northeast Indiana where Input is based.
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A robust parks plan is enhancing New Haven


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