Rebecca Kruth | Weekend Host / Producer

Rebecca Kruth is the host of Weekend Edition at Michigan Radio. She also co-hosts Michigan Radio’s weekly language podcast That’s What They Say with English professor Anne Curzan.

After earning degrees in English and American Studies from Michigan State University, Kruth began her radio career as a newsroom intern at WKAR in East Lansing. She completed additional news internships at WBEZ Chicago and KAJX Aspen.

Kruth first came to Michigan Radio in 2014 as a producer for Morning Edition. She served as a general assignment reporter and fill-in host before becoming the station’s full-time Weekend Edition host in 2016.

When she’s not on the airwaves, Kruth enjoys hiking, Korean food and hunting for vinyl records with her husband James. She’s also Bruce Springsteen’s number one fan.

Contributions from Rebecca Kruth

  • TWTS: Mortgage, death pledge – it's all the same
    In honor of tax season, Merriam Webster recently tweeted the origins of “mortgage.” It’s derived from two Old French words meaning “death” and “pledge.” Though "death pledge" probably sounds …
  • TWTS: The language it is a-changin'
    We're not exactly sure what effect the internet and other changes in technology are having on English. It could be that changes in the language are speeding up. What we do know is that English is …
  • TWTS: "Large" occupies a large space in our lexicon
    It's clearly different to talk about a large country and the country at large, but these two meanings of "large" are historically related. A listener named Edward Kudla recently wrote t …
  • TWTS: "Out of hand" or "off hand?" It's all in your hands
    Something that’s out of your hands is different from something that’s out of hand, which is usually different from something that’s offhand. So which phrase goes where? When our listener Bruce Sagan h …
  • TWTS: Our bona fide take on Latin pronunciation
    This week we're getting back to our roots. Our Latin roots, that is. A listener named Seth Epstein asked us how to pronounce the Latin phrase "in situ." He says, "I've heard i …