People

  • Online News Intern

    Amelia Zak is an online news intern at Michigan Radio. She is a recent graduate of the University of Michigan where she graduated with a degree in Political Science and is a native of Buffalo, New York. Her previous journalism experience was at...

  • Web Producer

    Anthony Brown

  • 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 p...

  • 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, me...

  • 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...

  • Host/Producer/Reporter

    Emily is a reporter and producer for Stateside and fill-in host for Morning Edition and All Things Considered.

    Before working for Michigan Radio, Emily hosted and pro...

  • Essay/Analysis: Political Commentator

    A Detroit native, Jack originally intended to become a historian, but recognized that he wanted to become a journalist during his graduate studies at the University of Michigan.  Since then, he has accumulated nearly forty years of journalism e...

  • MPRN Capitol Reporter

    Jake Neher is a state Capitol reporter for the Michigan Public Radio Network. 

    He joined MPRN in September of 2012. Before that he served as a reporter and anchor for WFUV Public Radio in the Bronx, New York, and as News Director for...

  • 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 a...

  • Joe Linstroth

    Joe Linstroth is the executive producer of The Next Idea. 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 c...

  • 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 h...

  • Arts, Culture & Education 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 Med...

  • Commentator

    Keith Oppenheim is a broadcasting professor at Grand Valley State University.

  • 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...

  • Investigative Reporter

    Lester Graham is with Michigan Watch, the investigative unit of Michigan Radio. 

    He was formerly the Senior Editor of The Environment...

  • 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 Univer...

  • 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....

  • Reporter/Producer

    Mark is a senior reporter/producer at Michigan Radio where he's been working to develop the station's online news content since 2010.

    From 2000 to 2006, he worked as the technical director and senior producer for Michigan Radio's regiona...

  • Reporter/Producer

    Mercedes Mejia produces interviews for Stateside and All Things Considered. She's also and arts and culture reporter. Mercedes relocated to Michigan from New Mexico, where she earned her BA in Journalism and Latin American ...

  • News and Production Staff

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

    *Updates coming soon!

  • Social Media Producer
  • Radio Newsroom Intern

    Paulette is a junior at Eastern Michigan University, majoring in media studies and journalism. She holds an Associate degree in Journalism from Washtenaw Community College, where she served as news editor of the student publication, The Washten...

  • 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 Mongo...

  • 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 r...

  • Stateside Online News Intern

    Ryan is an online news intern for Stateside. An Ypsilanti native, Ryan received a Music Production/Engineering certificate from Washtenaw Community College and is currently studying at Eastern Michigan University, pursuing degrees in E...

  • Public Insight Journalist

    Sarah is the Senior Producer/Public Insight Analyst at Michigan Radio. Her job is to encourage people to share what they know and

  • 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 WD...

  • Assistant News Director

    Sarah Hulett became Michigan Radio's assistant news director 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...

  • Reporter/Producer

    Shawn is a recovering academic who found journalism to be a reprieve from "knowledge for knowledge's sake." He's contributed to several Chicago-area publications in addition to producing and reporting for several public radio outlets including ...

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