People

  • 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 report...

  • 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 h...

  • 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 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 Med...

  • 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 Rad...

  • 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 c...

  • 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 Educ...

  • 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 br...

  • 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 Sou...

  • Investigative Reporter

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

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

  • Linda Holmes writes and edits NPR's entertainment and pop-culture blog, Monkey See. She has several elaborate theories involving pop culture and monkeys, all of which are available on request. <...

  • Linda Stephan has been reporting for the IPR News team for the past eight years. She holds a masters degree in journalism from Michigan State University and has won more tha...

  • Newsroom and Web Intern

    Lindsey Scullen started at Michigan Radio last year as an intern for Stateside. Now she’s with the Environment Report as a newsroom and web intern. At the same time, she’s finishing up her final semester at the Univer...

  • 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....

  • Linton Weeks joined NPR in the summer of 2008, as its national correspondent for Digital News. He immediately hit the campaign trail, covering the Democratic and Republican National Conventions; fact-checking the debates; and exploring the cand...

  • Marc Hirsh lives in the Boston area, where he indulges in the magic trinity of improv comedy, competitive adult four square and music journalism. He has won trophies for one of these, but refuses to say which.

    He writes for the Bosto...

  • Marilyn Geewax is a senior editor, assigning and editing business radio stories. She also serves as the national economics correspondent for the NPR web site, and regularly discusses economic issues on NPR's mid-day show Here & Now...

  • 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 regiona...

  • Mark Memmott is NPR's supervising senior editor for Standards & Practices. In that role, he's a resource for NPR's journalists – helping them raise the right questions as they do their work and uphold the organization's standards.

    As...

  • Martin Kaste is a correspondent on NPR's National desk. He covers law enforcement and privacy, as well as news from the Pacific Northwest.

    In addition to general assignment reporting in the U.S., Kaste has contributed to NPR News coverag...

  • Reporter/Producer

    Mercedes Mejia produces interviews for Stateside and All Things Considered. She's also and arts and culture reporter. Mercedes relocated to Michigan from New Mexico, where she earned her BA in Journalism and Latin American ...

  • Michele Norris is one of the most respected voices in American journalism. As NPR host and special correspondent, Norris produces in-depth profiles, interviews and series, and guest hosts NPR News programs.

    Norris also leads the "

  • News and Production Staff

    Michigan Radio offers internships in its newsroom and production departments. Check our employment page for current openings.

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