People

  • Associate Director of Development

    Alison is new to the station in 2014 and comes to us directly from Earlham College in Indiana where she was the Assistant Director of Annual Giving. She is an Ann Arbor native. At Earlham, she developed and coordinated many of the College's...

  • Assistant Producer

    Alli researches and coordinates stories for Stateside. She also assists with directing and audio editing and production. She holds a degree in Political Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. After graduation, she interned...

  • Grants Accountant

    Andrea is the Grants Accountant at Michigan Radio, a position she has held since 2007. She is responsible for the post-award financial duties of our sponsored grants, as well as our monthly accounting. She is a long time listener to public...

  • That's What They Say

    Anne Curzan is Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of English at the University of Michigan. She also holds faculty appointments in the Department of Linguistics and the School of Education.

    As an expert in the history of the...

  • Web Producer

    Anthony Brown

  • April Van Buren is Community Engagement Director for Michigan Radio's State of Opportunity project. She produces features and Stateside segments for the project and coordinates State of Opportunity's live events.

    Before landing at...

  • Underwriting Account Manager

    Carol’s passion for radio led her to a professional radio career that has spanned more than thirty years. Ten of those years were spent in Boston where she served as the National Regional Manager for the Westinghouse Radio News Stations such as...

  • Host: All Things Considered

    Christina began her career in radio at Michigan Radio while a student at the University of Michigan. She was a producer and researcher for The Todd Mundt Show, and then hosted Weekend Edition.

    After leaving Michigan Radio to work for a...

  • Host, Stateside with Cynthia Canty

    A lifelong resident of metro Detroit, Canty brings perspective to the project from 35 years of experience in Detroit radio and television. She has served as a popular radio host, television news anchor, producer, and as a general assignment,...

  • Morning Edition Host

    Doug Tribou joined the Michigan Radio staff as the host of Morning Edition in June 2016. Doug first moved to Michigan in 2015 when he was awarded a Knight-Wallace journalism fellowship at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

  • Reporter/Producer

    Dustin Dwyer is a reporter for a new project at Michigan Radio that will look at improving economic opportunities for low-income children. Previously, he worked as an online journalist for Changing Gears, as a freelance reporter and as Michigan...

  • Grants Manager

    Ellen joined the Michigan Radio development team in 2008. Since that time, she has managed the station’s grants, ranging from special radio series and outreach events to critical equipment purchases.

    For the past six years, Ellen has...

  • Essay/Analysis: Political Commentator

    *Subscribe to a podcast of Jack's essays here.

    A Detroit native, Jack...

  • Sustainer Memberships and Customer Service

    Jackie came to Michigan Radio as a temporary employee in May 2009. Although her background is not in radio, she finds it a challenge and a great adventure. Jackie runs our successful sustaining membership program and also handles about half of...

  • Reporter/Producer

    Jennifer is a reporter for Michigan Radio's State of Opportunity project, which looks at kids from low-income families and what it takes to get them ahead. She previously covered arts...

  • Social Media Producer

    Jodi is Michigan Radio's social media producer, working to connect listeners to the station across a variety of digital platforms. If you’re chatting with someone on Michigan Radio's Facebook, Twitter, Instagram… it’s likely her. Beyond just...

  • Joe Linstroth

    Joe Linstroth is the interim Executive Producer of Stateside. Prior to joining the Michigan Radio team, he was the founding senior producer of Current State, WKAR's daily magazine show in East Lansing. He began his  public radio...

  • Essay/Analysis: Sports Commentator

    John U. Bacon has worked the better part of two decades as a writer, a public speaker, a radio and TV commentator, and a college teacher.

    Bacon earned an honors degree in history (“pre-unemployment”) from the University of Michigan, and...

  • Stateside Online News Intern

    Josh Hakala, a lifelong Michigander (East Lansing & Edwardsburg), comes to Michigan Radio after nearly two decades of working in a variety of fields within broadcasting and digital media. Most recently, he worked for Advance Digital where...

  • Reporter/Producer

    Kate Wells is an award-winning reporter covering general news for Michigan Radio. Her work has been featured on NPR’s Morning EditionAll Things Considered, and Weekend Edition, as well as on WNYC, Harvest Public...

  • Corporate Sponsorship Director

    Kathy Agosta has been a development/marketing professional in public broadcasting for over 22 years. Prior to joining Michigan Public Media as Corporate Sponsorship Director, Agosta was Senior Director of Corporate Affairs at Chicago Public...

  • Weekend Host/Producer

    Kyle Norris got her start in radio as a Michigan Radio intern. Her features have appeared on The Environment Report, All Things Considered, Weekend Edition, Marketplace, The Splendid Table, World Vision Report...

  • Director of Development

    Larry has been with Michigan Radio since 2000, and came to us after spending three years at the University of Michigan's Development Communications office.

    Formerly a market research analyst and English teacher, fundraising for public...

  • Reporter/Host of Stateside

    Lester Graham splits his time between hosting Stateside (Fridays) and reporting for the Detroit Journalism Cooperative (DJC). He was formerly the Senior Editor of The Environment Report, the environmental news service based at Michigan Radio,...

  • Newsroom and Web Intern

    Lindsey Scullen started at Michigan Radio last year as an intern for Stateside. Now she’s with the Environment Report as a newsroom and web intern. At the same time, she’s finishing up her final semester at the...

  • West Michigan Reporter/Producer

    Lindsey Smith is Michigan Radio's West Michigan Reporter. Lindsey has worked as a reporter at radio stations in both West and Southeast Michigan, and her work has been recognized by both the Michigan Association of Broadcasters and Michigan AP....

  • Digital Media Director

    Mark is Michigan Radio's Digital Media Director. He works to develop and maintain the station's overall digital strategy. As a senior producer/reporter from 2010 to 2016 he helped move the station toward publishing more online-first stories.  <...

  • Reporter/Producer

    Mercedes Mejia produces interviews for Stateside. She's also and arts an culture reporter. Mercedes relocated to Michigan from New Mexico, where she earned her BA in Journalism and Latin American Studies. She began in public radio...

  • News and Production Staff

    Michigan Radio offers internships in its newsroom and production departments. Check our employment page for current openings.

    *Updates coming soon!

  • Host - Middays

    Mike Perini is Michigan Radio's midday host. He started at the station in 1996 as a temporary, fill-in announcer and was made the full-time midday host in 2002. Mike likes to spend his vacations visiting some of the offbeat places in America's...

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