People

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

  • 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 face of retirement as the...

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

    Joe’s public radio...

  • 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 NPR's Religion correspondent.

    In December 2012, he returned from a five...

  • 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

  • Changing Gears - Michigan Reporter

    Ann Arbor reporter Kate Davidson comes to Changing Gears after five years as a producer with NPR. Davidson has produced a variety of news and feature pieces including coverage of the Gulf oil spill as well as the Three Minute Fiction short...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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