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...
Cynthia Canty has been the host of Stateside since the weekday show began in 2012. A lifelong resident of metro Detroit, she brings perspective to the show nearly 40 years of experience in Detroit radio and television.
She has served as...
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...
Essay/Analysis: Political Commentator
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A Detroit native, Jack originally intended to become a historian, but...
Jennifer is a reporter with Michigan Radio's State of Opportunity project. She previously covered arts and culture for the station, and worked as a producer for WFUV in the Bronx.
Her stories and documentaries have won numerous regional...
Social Media Producerjowest@umich.edu
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 is the executive producer of Stateside, Michigan Radio's daily news magazine. Before joining the station, he was the founding senior producer of Current State, WKAR's daily show. Joe began his public radio career...
Since 1995 John has created Michigan-based editorial cartoons for the Grand Rapids Business Journal, the Grand Rapids Press, and MLive Newspapers. His cartoons are currently featured at MichiganRadio.org and are syndicated to newspapers through...
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”)...
Former 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...
Kate Wells is an award-winning reporter covering general news for Michigan Radio. Her work has been featured on NPR’s Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition, as well as on WNYC, Harvest Public...
Kyle Norris is from Michigan and spent ten years as a host and reporter with Michigan Radio, the state’s largest NPR-affiliate. He lives in Seattle and works as a substitute host and producer at KNKX.
His stories are intimate and...
Morning Edition Producertalleyl@umich.edu
Lauren Talley returns to Michigan Radio nearly a decade after her very first internship as a newsroom intern.
In her role as Morning Edition producer, Lauren coordinates and edits interviews, writes scripts, news copy, and features, but...
Reporter/Host of Statesidellgraham@umich.edu
Lester Graham splits his time between hosting Stateside (Fridays) and reporting. He was formerly the Senior Editor of The Environment Report, the environmental news service based at Michigan Radio, starting with the service in 1998.
After starting at Michigan Radio as an intern for Stateside and then for the Environment Report, Lindsey is now a producer for both Stateside and station events. She recently graduated from the University of Michigan...
Lindsey Smith is Michigan Radio’s Investigative Reporter. She previously served as 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...
Digital Media Directormark (at) michiganradio.org
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. <...
Mercedes Mejia is a Producer/Reporter at Michigan Radio. Her stories and interests center on the intersection of culture, immigration, food, arts and music. Her interviews and features can be heard on Stateside. Mercedes relocated to...
News and Production Staff
Michigan Radio offers internships in its newsroom and production departments. Check our employment page for current openings.
*Updates coming soon!
DIGITAL JOURNALIST - BLOGGER
Paulette is a blogger 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 interned as a reporter in the Michigan Radio newsroom.
Reporter/Producer - The Environment Report
Rebecca has a natural science degree from the University of Michigan's School of Natural Resources & Environment, where she had close encounters with escaped boars and poison sumac. Before getting into radio, Rebecca snapped photos of...
Reporter / Producer - Michigan Public Radio Network
Rick Pluta has been covering Michigan’s Capitol, government, and politics since 1987. His journalism background includes stints with UPI, The Elizabeth (NJ) Daily Journal, The (Pontiac, MI) Oakland Press, and WJR. He is also a lifelong public...
Sarah Cwiek - Detroit Reporter/Producer
Sarah Cwiek joined Michigan Radio in October, 2009. As our Detroit reporter, she is helping us expand our coverage of the economy, politics, and culture in and around the city of Detroit. Before her arrival at Michigan Radio, Sarah worked at...
Sarah Hulett became Michigan Radio's Senior Editor in August 2011. For five years she was the station's Detroit reporter, and contributed to several reporting projects that won state and national awards.
Sarah considers Detroit to be a...
Mid Michigan Reporter/Producermidmichbureau@gmail.com
Steve Carmody has been a reporter for Michigan Radio since 2005. Steve previously worked at public radio and television stations in Florida, Oklahoma and Kentucky, and also has extensive experience in commercial broadcasting. During his two and...
Steve has been Marketing Director at Michigan Radio since 2005. His job involves coordinating the station’s marketing, communication and public relations efforts, special events, and community & media partnerships.
Steve has worked...
Tracy Samilton covers the auto industry, business, and the business response to climate change for Michigan Radio. She began her career at Michigan Radio as an intern, where she was promptly "bitten by the radio bug," and never recovered. ...