Beenish Ahmed | Detroit Reporter

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”

April Baer | Host, 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 | Marketing Associate

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 | Stateside Production Assistant

ronia cabansagRonia 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 | Business Systems Analyst

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.

Brad Gowland | Digital Tech Specialist

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.

Chantell Phillips | Stateside Production Assistant

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!