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...

  • Web Producer

    Anthony Brown

  • 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 - Morning Edition

    Christina holds a degree in Mass Communication Studies from the University of Michigan. As a student, she got her start in broadcasting as an intern at Michigan Radio working on The Todd Mundt Show.

    After graduation, Christina...

  • Host, Stateside with Cynthia Canty

    A lifelong resident of metro Detroit, Canty brings perspective to the project from 32 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,...

  • 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...

  • Corporate Support Assistant

    Elyssa Daniel joined us in February, 2013 as our Corporate Support Assistant for Michigan Radio's Underwriting Department. She assists the Underwriting team by creating marketing materials and coordinating outreach efforts to Michigan Radio's...

  • Host/Producer/Reporter

    Emily is the producer and fill-in host for Morning Edition. She is also a reporter and producer for Stateside.

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

  • Essay/Analysis: Political Commentator

    A Detroit native, Jack recognized that he wanted to become a journalist during his graduate studies at the University of Michigan. (He had previously set out to be a historian.) Now, he boasts thirty years of eclectic journalism experience....

  • 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 and culture for the station, and was one of the lead...

  • Host - All Things Considered

    Jennifer White is Michigan Radio's All Things Considered host. Jenn has served as Executive Producer and host of the television program, "Out of the Blue: The Michigan Difference," on the Big Ten Network.

    She was also the host of the...

  • 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, a daily magazine show on WKAR in East Lansing.

    Joe’s 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...

  • Arts, Culture & Education Reporter/Producer

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

  • Director of Corporate Support

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

  • Social Media Producer

    Kimberly is Social Media Producer for Michigan Radio. She's in charge of harmonizing members' and listeners' online and offline experience. After several years of university teaching, Kimberly returned to UM's School of Information for a master...

  • 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...

  • Investigative Reporter

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

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

  • 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...

  • Reporter/Producer

    Mercedes Mejia produces interviews for All Things Considered, including the music segment Songs from Studio East. She also produces content for Stateside. Mercedes relocated to Michigan from New Mexico, where she earned her BA in...

  • Operations Manager

    Peggy J. Watson began her career at Michigan Radio in 1983 as a Production Assistant after graduating from Western Michigan University. At that time, Michigan Radio was primarily a classical music station. In addition to classical music, the...

  • 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...

  • Weekend Edition host

    Rina Miller got her start in radio on accident when she was sent to WCAR in Detroit as a temp employee. Since then, she has gained many years of experience in print and broadcast journalism, including work as a producer and program host at...

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