Barry Gordemer is an award-winning writer and producer and director for NPR's Morning Edition. He's helped produce and direct NPR coverage of two Persian Gulf wars, five presidential elections, the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, and hurricane Katrina. He's also produced numerous profiles of actors, musicians, and writers.
His career in radio spans more than 25 years, beginning at NPR member station WFAE in Charlotte North Carolina, and including stops at Minnesota Public Radio and A Prairie Home Companion.
In 2000, Barry received special recognition from the George Foster Peabody Awards for his long-time service to Morning Edition.
Natalie came to the station in 2013. She moved to the Northwoods from Providence, Rhode Island where she worked at Rhode Island Public Radio. She studied Environmental Studies at Brown University, and learned radio production at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies.
As Community Features Editor, Natalie spends time reporting, interviewing, and working with volunteer contributors. She also hosts All Things Considered on Friday afternoons.
When she's not rushing to and from an interview, she enjoys cooking, eating, playing music, and skiing to survive the winter.
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 Edition, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition, as well as on WNYC, Harvest Public Media, KUT (Austin Public Radio) and in the Texas Tribune.
Kate got her start as an intern with New Hampshire Public Radio before heading out to the Midwest, where she covered the presidential caucuses for Iowa Public Radio and won a regional Edward R. Murrow award for investigative journalism. She joined Michigan Radio in 2012. Kate enjoys hiking, the Muppets, and cake in all forms.
Nina has been reporting for VPR since 1996, primarily focusing on the Rutland area. An experienced journalist, Nina covered international and national news for seven years with the Voice of America. She has also served as a foreign correspondent in Germany, for both the VOA and Marketplace.
Elissa Nadworny is a digital journalist on the NPR Ed Team. She writes for the blog, shoots photos and videos and works with the team on their digital strategy.
Prior to coming to NPR, Nadworny worked at Bloomberg News, reporting on the White House. For Bloomberg, she's covered stories on immigration, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's return to the U.S. and the president's health. You can still occasionally catch her reporting from 1600 Penn on the weekends.
Reema Khrais joined WUNC in 2013 to cover education in pre-kindergarten through high school. Previously, she won the prestigious Joan B. Kroc Fellowship. For the fellowship, she spent a year at NPR where she reported nationally, produced on Weekends on All Things Considered and edited on the digital desk. She also spent some time at New York Public Radio as an education reporter, covering the overhaul of vocational schools, the contentious closures of city schools and age-old high school rivalries.
Patricia Murphy is an award-winning reporter at KUOW Public Radio in Seattle focusing on military affairs, veterans' issues and criminal justice. She began her career at WBUR Boston in 1994 and has worked at KUOW since 2000.