Staff Directory

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Sarah AshworthDirector of Radio
(Vacant)Associate Director/Chief Operating Officer
Lisa NalbandianSenior Regional Manager/Milwaukee Regional Manager
Paul DambergSuperior Regional Manager
Ellen ClarkGreen Bay Regional Manager
(Vacant)Wausau Regional Manager
Molly GardnerEau Claire Regional Manager
Ezra WallLa Crosse Regional Manager
Noah OvshinskyInterim Senior Content Director
Samantha (“Sam”) HaackAssistant to the Director of Radio

The Ideas Network

Kealey BultenaInterim Ideas Network Director
Norman GillilandHost, “University Of The Air,” “Chapter A Day,” “The Midday
Jim FlemingHost, “Chapter A Day
Rob FerrettHost, “Central Time
Dean KnetterExecutive Producer, “Central Time
Tim PetersonProducer, “Central Time
Colleen LeahyProducer, “Central Time
Lorin CoxProducer, “Central Time
Beatrice LawrenceProducer, “Central Time
Kate Archer KentHost, “The Morning Show
Keegan KyleInterim Executive Producer, “The Morning Show
Courtney EverettProducer, “The Morning Show
Joel PatenaudeProducer, “The Morning Show
Joe TarrProducer, “The Morning Show
Mackenzie KrummeProducer, “The Morning Show
Trevor Hook Producer, “The Morning Show
Royce PodeszwaProducer, “The Morning Show
Avery RogersProducer, “The Morning Show
Larry MeillerHost, “The Larry Meiller Show
Jill NadeauInterim Executive Producer, “The Larry Meiller Show
Clara NeupertProducer, “The Larry Meiller Show
Michele GoodExecutive Producer, “Chapter A Day
(Vacant)WPR Host
Elizabeth Dohms-HarterDigital Content Producer
Jonah BeleckisDigital Content Producer

NPR News & Music Staff

Peter BryantNPR News & Music Network Program Director
Dennis RyanMusic Librarian
Sile ShigleyFolk Music Librarian, “Simply Folk
Alex CroweHost, “Morning Edition
Stephanie ElkinsHost, “Morning Classics
Lori SkeltonHost, “Afternoon Classics
Brady CarlsonHost, “All Things Considered
Ruthanne BessmanHost, “Classics By Request
Síle ShigleyHost, “Simply Folk
Jeff DurkeeWPR Underwriting Rep, “Simply Folk
Dr. Jonathan ØverbyHost, “The Road To Higher Ground with Jonathan Øverby,” “Odyssey Series
Norman GillilandHost, “University Of The Air,” “Chapter A Day,” “The Midday

News Staff

Kyla Calvert MasonInterim News Director (Credits and Bio)
Rob MentzerInterim Assistant News Director (Credits and Bio)
Deneen SmithDaily Editor (Credits and Bio)
Jenny PeekNews Editor (Credits and Bio)
Shawn JohnsonCapitol Bureau Chief (Credits and Bio)
Anya van WagtendonkReporter, Capitol (Credits and Bio)
Sarah LehrReporter, State Agencies (Credits and Bio)
Danielle KaedingReporter/Host, Superior (Credits and Bio)
Rich KremerReporter, Eau Claire (Credits and Bio)
Evan CaseyReporter, Milwaukee (Credits and Bio)
Joe SchulzReporter, Green Bay (Credits and Bio)
Bridgit BowdenReporter, Special Projects (Credits and Bio)
Hope KirwanReporter/Host, La Crosse (Credits and Bio)
Brady CarlsonReporter/Host (Credits and Bio)
Mallory ChengProducer/Host (Credits and Bio)
(Vacant)Reporter, Second Century Fellow
Gaby VinickReporter, Lee Ester Fellow (Credits and Bio)
Jonah ChesterReporter, Mike Simonson Memorial Investigative Reporting Fellow (Credits and Bio)
Nate ImigSenior Digital Editor (Credits and Bio)
Alyssa AllemandDigital News Editor (Credits and Bio)
John DavisMorning Edition Producer (Credits and Bio)
Angela MajorPhotojournalist (Credits and Bio)


David HylandDirector of Digital Media
Jane JiumalehDigital Product Manager
Anna RuedenWeb Developer
Amanda StarichWeb Developer

WPR Next

Adam FriedrichExecutive Producer, WPR Next
Doug GordonHost/Producer, “BETA
Brad KolbergTechnical Director
Karl ChristensonCo-Host/Executive Producer, “Zorba Paster On Your Health

National, Statewide Shows

To the Best of Our Knowledge

Anne StrainchampsHost, “To The Best Of Our Knowledge
Steve PaulsonExecutive Producer, “To The Best Of Our Knowledge
Charles Monroe-KaneProducer, “To The Best Of Our Knowledge
Shannon Henry KleiberProducer, “To The Best Of Our Knowledge
Angelo BautistaProducer, “To The Best Of Our Knowledge
Mark RiechersDigital Producer, “To The Best Of Our Knowledge

Zorba Paster on Your Health

Karl ChristensonHost/Executive Producer, “Zorba Paster On Your Health
Zorba PasterHost, “Zorba Paster On Your Health
Tom ClarkHost (Retired), “Zorba Paster On Your Health

Wisconsin Life

Maureen McCollumExecutive Producer, “Wisconsin Life

Regional Staff

Ezra WallReporter/Host, “Newsmakers,” (Full Bio)
Shereen SiewertWausau Staff – Host, “Route 51
Robin WashingtonSuperior Staff – Host, “Simply Superior
Carina Abrego-KochGreen Bay Staff – Outreach Specialist
Kate SprangerEau Claire Staff – Outreach Specialist, Producer, “Route 51” and “Newsmakers
John DavisLa Crosse Staff
Joy RatchkramerOutreach Specialist (Wausau), Producer, “Route 51
(Vacant)Marketing Coordinator, Milwaukee
(Vacant)Outreach Specialist, Superior

Engineering, Production & Operations

Luke BlumaDirector of IT/Director of Radio Broadcast
Tom BlainTechnical Production Manager
Steve GotcherTechnical Director
Joe HardtkeTechnical Director
Eric BartosBroadcast Network Manager
Brian ButlerBroadcast Integration Engineer
Erik RoeBroadcast Systems Administrator
Alex HartmanBroadcast Integration Engineer
Eric PapenfussBroadcast Network Engineer
Kemper MaasBroadcast Engineer
Lee RayburnNetwork Operator
A. Emily RalphRadio Operations Manager
Tyler DitterNetwork Operator
Sarah HopeflNetwork Operator
Trina La SusaNetwork Operator
Maria LopezNetwork Operator
Erin HirschPromotions Production Manager


Andrea BalistreriTraffic Manager
Claire FiessTraffic Coordinator


Jeffrey PotterDirector of Marketing & Communications
Judith Heise KovalicDigital Marketing Manager
Kayleigh GlascockWPR/PBS Wisconsin Audience Services Manager
(Vacant)Communications Specialist
Grace LorentzGraphic Designer
(Vacant)Events Manager
Marissa AdamsWPR/PBS Wisconsin Audience Services Specialist
Kris BeckerWPR/PBS Wisconsin Audience Services Specialist
Brooke DayWPR/PBS Wisconsin Audience Services Specialist
Clei JohnsonWPR/PBS Wisconsin Audience Services Specialist
Dominique JohnsonWPR/PBS Wisconsin Audience Services Specialist
Marian HerzogWPR/PBS Wisconsin Audience Services Specialist
Melissa O’RoussaWPR/PBS Wisconsin Audience Services Specialist


Lisa NalbandianActing Chief Development Officer
Susannah MichaelsFundraising Manager
Becca PattermannInterim Membership Director
Samantha GreenerFundraising Specialist
(Vacant)Development Assistant
Síle ShigleyMember Drive Liaison
Alison TylerMember Services Manager
Amy GeigerMember Services Specialist
Lila WalshMember Services Specialist
Laurie WeisenselMember Services Specialist
Christie MoleInterim Fundraising Manager
Kirk DaviesData & Reporting Manager
David NewmanDirector of Business Development
Chris DearingEast Business Sponsorship Manager
Adam RasskeEast Business Sponsorships Staff
Jay JohnstonEast Business Sponsorships Staff
Sherry Boushele-WalterEast Business Sponsorships Staff
Jeff DurkeeMadison Business Sponsorships Manager
Tim BrownMadison Business Sponsorships Staff
Diane NordellWest Business Sponsorships Staff
Dawn JewellWest Business Sponsorships Staff
Jane RitgerWest Territory Manager — Business Sponsorships
Tara TschillardAccount Support – Business Sponsorship
(Vacant)Director of Major and Planned Giving
(Vacant)Planned Giving Officer
Cynthia WoodlandSenior Major Giving Officer