Kira K. Dixon

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Named Miss America in 2015, Kira (Kazantsev) Dixon is a tireless advocate on women’s issues, a keynote speaker, podcaster, and reporter. Dixon recently joined the Golf Channel as a reporter in February 2021, all while studying online for her master’s degree from the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. During her year as Miss America, Dixon served as the National Goodwill Ambassador for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, and visited troops overseas with the USO. Dixon later served as Director of Digital Marketing for CMN, and consults on the “Play Yellow” campaigning, pioneered by Jack Nicklaus, that utilizes the golf community to raise money for children’s hospitals. Dixon has been a longtime partner with Safe Haven, the largest provider of domestic violence services in the country from which she received their “Voice of Empowerment” award. A 2013 Hofstra University graduate, Dixon also attended the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where she completed the Stanford Ignite Entrepreneurship program. An accomplished singer, Dixon has sung at the NBA All-Star Game, MLB games, and entertained thousands of troops during her USO Tour.