Clay Masters is a reporter for Iowa Public Radio and formerly for Harvest Public Media. His stories have appeared on NPRâââââ
Originally from Milwaukee, Hilary Stohs-Krause has called Lincoln, Nebraska home for the last several years. She's a multimedia reporter and producer for NET News (Nebraska NPR/PBS), focusing on minority communities, women's issues and rural life.
Sadie Babits is Boise State Public Radio’s news director. She has nearly 15 years of experience working in public radio from hosting shows to reporting and editing. Sadie got her start in public radio at BSPR as a student reporter while attending Boise State University. She became the station’s first news director years later. She feels honored to lead the state’s premier public radio newsroom and to work with a talented team.
Sadie was the assistant news director for Colorado Public Radio. She also oversaw the station’s award winning public affairs program Colorado Matters. Sadie spent more than two and half years as a freelance journalist based in Portland, Oregon. She worked with Oregon Public Broadcasting as a fill in host and a relief editor. She also reported from Germany and Israel on renewable energy, and covered the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, B.C. Sadie has also worked at Arizona Public Radio as a Morning Edition host and reporter.
Her work has aired on National Public Radio shows including Morning Edition and All Things Considered as well as WBUR’s Only a Game, The Environment Report, PRI’s The World and American Public Media’s Marketplace.
Sadie’s a former International Reporting Project fellow, which took her to the East African country of Kenya to report on water crisis and sustainability issues. She is also the recipient of a national Edward R. Murrow Award for Investigative Journalism, a national award from the Society of Environment Journalists for her reporting on water in Kenya and numerous state specific and regional awards from her work in Colorado, Idaho and Arizona.
Sadie and her husband Nate are avid mountain bikers, nordic skiers and hikers. Their puppy Carter occassionaly visits the newsroom.
Petra Mayer is an associate editor and resident nerd at NPR Books, focusing on genre fiction. She brings to the job passion, speed-reading skills, and a truly impressive collection of Doctor Who doodads.
Previously, she was an associate producer and director for the weekend editions of All Things Considered. She handled all of the show's books coverage, and she was also the person to ask if you wanted to know how much snow falls outside NPR's Washington headquarters on a Saturday, how to belly dance, or what pro wrestling looks like up close and personal.
Mayer originally came to NPR as an engineering assistant in 1994, while still attending Amherst College. After three years spending summers honing her soldering skills in the maintenance shop, she made the jump to Boston's WBUR as a newswriter in 1997. Mayer returned to NPR in 2000 after a roundabout journey that included a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University and a two-year stint as a producer at the Prague headquarters of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. While at Columbia, she made a three-part documentary on pirate radio in America.
Diane Orson is a reporter and producer for WNPR and a contributor to National Public Radio. Her stories are heard on Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Weekend Edition and Here And Now. She began at WBUR in Boston and came to Connecticut in 1988. She was co-producer for Open Air New England and shared a Peabody Award with Faith Middleton for their piece of radio nostalgia about New Haven's Shubert Theatre. Diane's work has been recognized by the Connecticut Society for Professional Journalists and the Associated Press, including the Ellen Abrams Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism and the Walt Dibble Award for Overall Excellence.
Diane is also an active professional musician. She lives in Hamden with her husband. Her two children are in college.
Dave DeWitt is WUNC's Education Reporter and Raleigh Bureau Chief. He came to WUNC in 2003 and spent four years on the staff of The State of Things.
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Anastasia Tsioulcas is an Associate Producer for NPR Music. In this role she is responsible for producing, blogging and occasional reporting on classical and world music.
Tsioulcas is co-host of NPR's classical music blog, Deceptive Cadence, and also produces live concert webcasts, ranging from Member Station co-productions to other live concerts and special events, including Field Recordings and Tiny Desk Concerts, that she's helped curate and produce.
While here at NPR, Tsioulcas has produced, coordinated and reported on a variety of topics and initiatives including rallying a few hundred singers to Times Square for a "flash choir" to sing the world premiere of a new Philip Glass piece, commissioned by NPR Music. Tsioulcas also had the opportunity to speak with Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Steve Reich about his piece WTC 9/11 and she produced and co-hosted a live concert at (Le) Poisson Rouge with legendary conductor Daniel Barenboim and his West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, comprised of players from Israel and across the Arab world.
Prior to joining NPR in April 2011, she was widely published as a writer on both classical and world music, and was the former North America editor for Gramophone Magazine and the classical music columnist for Billboard. She has also been an on-air contributor to many public radio programs, including WNYC's Soundcheck, Minnesota Public Radio's The Savvy Traveler, Public Radio International's Weekend America, and the BBC's The World. As a world music journalist, she has reported from across north and western Africa, South Asia and Europe on the music and culture of those regions.
Born in Boston, Tsioulcas was trained from an early age as a Western classical violinist and violist. She holds a BA from Barnard College, Columbia University in comparative religion.
Liz Jones is a general assignment reporter with a focus on immigration and diversity issues. Her work has taken her to central Mexico, where she produced an award-winning documentary about immigration and indigenous communities.
Previously, Liz worked as an editor and writer for Oxygen Media in New York.
One of Liz’s greatest challenges is staying put. She’s lived in Spain and Peru and loves to travel. But she finds a good radio story can often satisfy the travel bug – you get to meet new people, make sense out of something unfamiliar and find creative ways to communicate.
Her work has been heard on NPR and other national programs, including The World, Latino USA and Weekend America.
In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family, making jam, snowboarding and watching every filmed version of "Pride and Prejudice" over and over and over again.
Originally from Montana, Marci grew up near the mountains and can't get enough of them. She began in broadcasting in Missoula, Montana where she anchored Montana Public Radio's local Evening Edition news program. She then picked up a camera and tripod and worked for Missoula's local CBS television station as a reporter. Shortly after that, she returned to radio and became the Assistant News Director at a radio station in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Marci began at Aspen Public Radio in 2007 as the station's morning host and reporter. Although you can occasionally hear Marci in the mornings, she is now quite content to be sleeping in and reporting all day. When not at the station, Marci is on her road bike, meeting people, or skiing.