People

  • 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 Account Executive

    Elyssa Daniel joined us in February, 2013 as our Corporate Support Assistant for Michigan Radio's Corporate Sponsorship Department. She assisted the Sponsorship team by creating marketing materials, developing a social media marketing strategy,...

  • 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...

  • Frank James joined NPR News in April 2009 to launch the blog, "The Two-Way," with co-blogger Mark Memmott.

    "The Two-Way" is the place where NPR.org gives readers breaking news and analysis — and engages users in conversations ("two-ways"...

  • Frank Langfitt is NPR's international correspondent based in Shanghai. He covers China, Japan, and the Koreas for NPR News. His reports have included visits to China's infamous black jails –- secret detention centers — as well as his own...

  • Howard Berkes is a correspondent for the NPR Investigations Unit.

    Since 2010, Berkes has focused mostly on investigative projects, beginning with the Upper Big Branch coal mine disaster in West Virginia in which 29 workers died. Since...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Jennifer Ludden is a correspondent on NPR's National Desk. She covers a range of stories on family life and social issues.

    In recent years, Ludden has reported on the changing economics of marriage, the changing role of dads, the impact...

  • 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...

  • Jessica Goldstein is a producer on NPR's Science Desk. Her work can be heard on all NPR's award-winning programs, and experienced on NPR.org where she produces radio and multimedia projects including audio slide shows.

    From 1994 to 2007,...

  • 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...

  • Joe Palca is a science correspondent for NPR. Since joining NPR in 1992, Palca has covered a range of science topics — everything from biomedical research to astronomy. He is currently focused on the eponymous series, "Joe's Big Idea." Stories...

  • As a roving NPR correspondent based in Austin, Texas, John Burnett's beat stretches across the U.S., and, sometimes, around the world. Currently, he is serving as Southwest Correspondent for the National Desk.

    In December 2012, he...

  • 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...

  • Joseph Shapiro is a NPR News Investigations correspondent.

    In this role, Shapiro takes on long-term reporting projects and covers breaking news stories for NPR's news shows.

    Shapiro's major investigative stories include his...

  • Karen Grigsby Bates is the Los Angeles-based correspondent for NPR News. Bates contributed commentaries to All Things Considered for about 10 years before she joined NPR in 2002 as the first correspondent and alternate host for The...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Commentator

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

  • Ken Rudin is NPR's Political Junkie. For most of the past 20 years, Rudin has been the eyes and ears of political coverage as political editor. Rudin focuses on all aspects of politics, from presidential elections with the primaries, national...

  • 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...

  • Korva Coleman is a newscaster for NPR.

    In this role, she is responsible for writing, producing, and delivering national newscasts airing during NPR's newsmagazines All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and Weekend Edition<...

  • 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...

  • Larry Abramson is NPR's National Security Correspondent. He covers the Pentagon, as well as issues relating to the thousands of vets returning home from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

    Prior to his current role, Abramson was NPR's...

  • 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 / Producer - Michigan Public Radio Network

    Laura Weber is the newest player for the MPRN team. A native of Ann Arbor, she crossed rival lines into East Lansing and did her undergraduate work at Michigan State University. She later received a M.A. in Journalism from the University of...

  • Investigative Reporter

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

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

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