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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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,...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Underwriting Account Manager

    Paula started her career in 2006, with Michigan Television and Michigan Radio. Currently she works in the Corporate Support division.  She represents the station by seeking financial contributions from businesses and organizations.  She enjoys...

  • 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.

    Before...

  • 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...

  • Weekend Host / Reporter

    Rebecca Kruth is the host of Weekend Edition and a reporter at Michigan Radio. She first came to the station in 2014 and worked on Morning Edition. After earning degrees in English and American Studies from Michigan State University, Rebecca...

  • 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...

  • Systems Administrator

    Rusty Brach is the systems administrator for Michigan Radio which is a fancy name for an all-purpose computer and networking guy.  Since 2005, he has provided computer support for staff members, maintained and expanded the local network,...

  • 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...

  • Senior Editor

    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...

  • Scott Detrow is a Congressional reporter for NPR. He also co-hosts the NPR Politics Podcast.

    Detrow joined NPR in 2015 to cover the presidential election. He focused on the Republican side of the 2016 race, spending time on the...

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