Staff Directory

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Sarah AshworthDirector of Radio
(Vacant)Associate Director
Lisa NalbandianSenior Regional Manager/Milwaukee Regional Manager
Paul DambergSuperior Regional Manager
Ellen ClarkGreen Bay Regional Manager
Katy LangWausau 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

WPR News

Kealey BultenaInterim WPR News Program Director
Norman GillilandHost, “University Of The Air,” “Chapter A Day,” “The Midday
Jim FlemingHost, “Chapter A Day
Rob FerrettHost, “Wisconsin Today
Dean KnetterExecutive Producer, “Wisconsin Today
Tim PetersonProducer, “Wisconsin Today
Colleen LeahyProducer, “Wisconsin Today
Lorin CoxProducer, “Wisconsin Today
Beatrice LawrenceProducer, “Wisconsin Today
Richelle WilsonProducer, “Wisconsin Today
Kate Archer KentHost, “Wisconsin Today
Keegan KyleManaging Producer, “Wisconsin Today
Courtney EverettProducer, “Wisconsin Today
Joel PatenaudeProducer, “The Larry Meiller Show
Joe TarrProducer, “Wisconsin Today
Mackenzie KrummeProducer, “Wisconsin Today
Trevor Hook Producer, “Wisconsin Today
Royce PodeszwaProducer, “Wisconsin Today
Avery RogersProducer, “Wisconsin Today
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
Elizabeth Dohms-HarterDigital Content Producer
Jonah BeleckisDigital Content Producer, “Wisconsin Today

WPR Music

Peter BryantWPR Music 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)
Corrinne HessReporter, Education (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)
Margaret FaustReporter, Second Century Fellow (Credits and Bio)
Robert D’AndreaReporter, 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 Davis“Morning 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 WallLa Crosse Staff (Full Bio)
Shereen SiewertWausau Staff
Robin WashingtonSuperior Staff
Carina Abrego-KochOutreach Specialist, Green Bay
John DavisLa Crosse Staff
Joy RatchkramerOutreach Specialist (Wausau)
(Vacant)Outreach Specialist, Milwaukee
(Vacant)Outreach Specialist, Superior
(Vacant)Outreach Specialist, La Crosse
(Vacant)Outreach Specialist, Eau Claire

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
Erin HirschPromotions Production Manager
Andrea BalistreriMusic Database Manager
Keegan WhitePromotions Productions Engineer


(Vacant)Traffic Manager
Claire FiessTraffic Coordinator


Jeffrey PotterDirector of Marketing & Communications
Judith Heise KovalicDigital Marketing Manager
Kayleigh GlascockWPR/PBS Wisconsin Audience Services Manager
John ChristensenCommunications 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


Jordan SieglerActing Chief Development Officer
(Vacant)Interim Membership Director
Susannah MichaelsFundraising Manager
Christie MoleInterim Fundraising Manager
Samantha GreenerFundraising Specialist
Kirk DaviesData & Reporting Manager
(Vacant)Development Assistant
Síle ShigleyMember Drive Liaison
Alison TylerMember Services Manager
Amy GeigerMember Services Specialist
Lila WalshMember Services Specialist
Laurie WeisenselMember Services Specialist
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
Terri Hoberg McCarthyMadison Business Sponsorships Staff
Lisa KarnesMadison 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