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  • Essay/Analysis: Political Commentator

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

    A Detroit native, Jack originally intended to become a historian, but...

  • 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...

  • Business Assistant
  • Creator & Analyst - The Next Idea

    Jeff DeGraff got his nickname, the Dean of Innovation, because of his influence on the field. DeGraff is Clinical Professor of Management and Organizations at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.

    Jeff’s research and...

  • Reporter/Producer

    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 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 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...

  • Editorial Cartoonist

    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”) 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...

  • Host/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...

  • Online News Intern

    Kaye is an alumnus of Michigan Tech's environmental engineering program. She got her start making maps for the Traverse City-Based water news organization Circle of Blue, and, since then, she's been pretty devoted to science communication and...

  • Business Manager
  • Marketing Assistant
  • 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...

  • Morning Edition Producer
  • 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,...

  • Producer

    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...

  • 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....

  • Receptionist
  • Stateside Production Assistant

    Lyse (pronounced "lease") grew up in Portland Oregon, where she was surprised to learn as a teen that the radio played music and not just Fresh Air and All Things Considered. While she officially studied painting, history, and urban planning at...

  • 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.  <...

  • Newsroom Intern

    Mateus DeFaria is a Senior at the University of Michigan majoring in Political Science. Born and raised just outside of Los Angeles, he came to school in the midwest in efforts to expand his horizons and tackle new challenges far away from home...

  • As special correspondent, Melissa Block produces richly reported profiles of figures at the forefront of thought and culture, as well as stories and series on the critical issues of our day. Her reporting spans both domestic and international...

  • 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!

  • Producer

    Mike Blank is a producer and editor for Stateside. Inspired by a story on a bag of Uncle Ray’s potato chips, Blank created the satire segment “A Minute with Mike” which can be heard on Stateside.

    A proud U-M drop-out and Summa Cum Laude...

  • 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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