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: A guide to counting your email(s)
    Almost as long as there's been email, there's been the question of what the plural of "email" should be. A listener named Steve Roznowski reminded us of this recently, when he poin …
  • TWTS: A manufactured "one-off"
    Sometimes a word slips into our language unnoticed. Before we know it, that word is everywhere. That's how listener John Van Deusen feels about "one-off." He says, "I thought I was …
  • TWTS: Will the reckless ever become "reckful?"
    We can be fined for "reckless" driving. So why aren’t we praised for "reckful" driving? Our listener, Andrew Conkling, recently pointed out to us the confusing nature of “reckless” …
  • TWTS: An oft overlooked double possessive
    We get a lot of questions about the redundancy in "irregardless." However, a listener named Graham Liddell recently asked us about an instance of redundancy that we don't hear many peop …
  • TWTS: Do you scream for ice cream or "iced" cream?
    This week, That's What They Say is taking some inspiration from the Simpsons. Specifically, we were amused by a clip in which Mr. Burns tells Smithers how much he's enjoying "so-called …