Beenish Ahmed is one of Michigan Radio’s Detroit-based reporters. Since 2016, she has been a reporter for WNYC Public Radio in New York and also a freelance journalist. Her stories have appeared on NPR, as well as in The New Yorker, Harper’s, The Atlantic, VICE and The Daily Beast. Additionally, Beenish spent two years in Islamabad, Pakistan, working with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, covering the country’s first democratic transition of power as well as Pakistan’s education system. Continue reading “Beenish Ahmed | Detroit Reporter”
Erin Allen comes to Michigan Radio as a new producer for the station’s Stateside show. She is an experienced communicator driven by her curiosity about stories of people. Continue reading “Erin Allen | Producer, Stateside”
April Baer is the new host of Michigan Radio’s Stateside talk show.
Prior to her arrival in Michigan, April was the host of the weekly show State of Wonder on Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB) for the past six years. Before that, she was the Morning Edition host and a reporter at OPB, covering beats including government and legal affairs, changing demographics and the arts. Continue reading “April Baer | Host, Stateside”
Suzanne Belanger is a Marketing Associate at Michigan Radio, coordinating community and media partnerships, public relations, special events, and more. She started working in radio when she was 14 years old at her hometown station in Delphos, Ohio. Throughout her radio career, she’s worked at a number of stations in Ohio, Florida and Michigan. She was most recently with CBS/Entercom as Marketing Director of WOMC and WYCD in Detroit. Continue reading “Suzanne Belanger | Marketing Associate”
Ronia Cabansag is a senior at Eastern Michigan University studying journalism and English linguistics. She also works as an intern on The Best Advice Show podcast. She has served as a reporter and podcast section editor at The Eastern Echo, EMU’s student newspaper. Ronia helped establish The Echo’s podcast section in 2019. When she’s not writing and booking guests for Stateside, she enjoys biking, flying her kite, and flipping pancakes. You can find a portfolio of her work at roniacabansag.com.
Nichole Cramer is Michigan Radio’s Business Systems Analyst supporting the station’s development efforts.
She’s worked in the non-profit sector since 2016, and is helping Michigan Radio better utilize their data and refine their systems to ease staff workload, enrich the donor experience, and ultimately support their important mission.
Laura is the executive producer and fill-in host on Stateside. She came to Michigan Radio from WDET in Detroit, where she was senior producer on the current events program, Detroit Today. She began her career in public radio as a Michigan Radio intern before taking a job as a Capitol-beat reporter for the Michigan Public Radio Network. Continue reading “Laura Weber Davis | Executive Producer, Stateside”
Brad Gowland joined Michigan Radio in 2019 to help with the station’s growing digital side, specializing in data collection and digital audio. Brad got his start in radio at New York City’s WNYC, where he was a data analyst and computer programmer (and made lots of great friends). He loves Morning Edition, the Grateful Dead, and crosswords.
Rachel Ishikawa joined Michigan Radio in 2020 as a podcast producer. She produced Kids These Days, a limited-run series that launched in the Summer of 2020. Continue reading “Rachel Ishikawa | Podcast Producer”
Chantell Phillips is an incoming Junior at Wayne State University. She’s studying Broadcast Journalism with a Business Certificate. She dreams of having her own talk show, starting a daycare center in Detroit, and owning a nonprofit mentorship program. Whether you see her hosting the BET awards, sparking great conversations on the red carpet and or interviewing Oprah, she’s bound for greatness!