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: "Between you and I" or "between you and me?" It's complicated.
Sometimes people send us questions that we avoid trying to answer. We don't do this to be mean. The problem is, some questions we get have answers that are too long and complicated to explain wit …
- TWTS: To discuss a tabled item or not? Depends which side of the pond you’re on
Have you ever heard someone describe the United States and another English-speaking country as “two countries separated by a common language?” A listener named Randy Miller wrote to us recently about …
- TWTS: Don't let spellcheck thunderstorm on your parade
Few things can shut down an outdoor swimming pool faster than a good old-fashioned summer thunderstorm. English professor Anne Curzan is a longtime swimmer who swims in a master’s program. Recently, o …
- TWTS: The not-so dulcet tones of harping
While harps make beautiful music, most of us would agree there’s nothing beautiful about someone harping on something. Our listener Kalen Oswald recently asked, “If the harp is historically famous for …
- TWTS: Where we're at right now with "where's it at"
We love it when people send us grammar jokes. One that is passed around quite a bit has to do with the construction "where's it at."