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.
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Kaye is an award-winning data journalist who has been a Michigan Radio part-timer since January of 2017. An alumnus of Michigan Tech’s environmental engineering and forestry programs, she covers a lot of environmental stories, but has reported on pretty much anything numbers-related. Continue reading “Kaye LaFond | Data Journalist”
Joe Linstroth is the executive producer of Stateside, Michigan Radio’s daily news magazine. Before joining the station, he was the founding senior producer of Current State, WKAR’s daily show. Joe began his public radio career working on WBEZ’s global affairs show, Worldview, and got his start in journalism writing film reviews and reporting for the Evanston RoundTable. Continue reading “Joe Linstroth | Executive Producer, Stateside”
Mercedes Mejia produces interviews for Stateside. She’s also and arts an culture reporter. Mercedes relocated to Michigan from New Mexico, where she earned her BA in Journalism and Latin American Studies. Continue reading “Mercedes Mejia | Reporter / Producer”
Paulette is a reporter and producer for Michigan Radio. She started as a newsroom intern at the station in 2014 and has taken on various roles in that time, including filling in as an on-air host.
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Mike Perini is Michigan Radio’s midday host. He started at the station in 1996 as a temporary, fill-in announcer and was made the full-time midday host in 2002. Mike likes to spend his vacations visiting some of the offbeat places in America’s heartland. Continue reading “Mike Perini | Midday Host”
Rick Pluta has been covering Michigan’s Capitol, government, and politics since 1987. His journalism background includes stints with UPI, The Elizabeth (NJ) Daily Journal, The (Pontiac, MI) Oakland Press, and WJR. He is also a lifelong public radio listener. Continue reading “Rick Pluta | Reporter / Producer / Co-Host, It’s Just Politics”
Before becoming the newest Capitol reporter for Michigan Public Radio Network, Cheyna Roth was an attorney. She spent her days fighting it out in court as an assistant prosecuting attorney for Ionia County. Eventually, Cheyna took her investigative and interview skills and moved on to journalism. She got her masters at Michigan State University and was a documentary filmmaker, podcaster, and freelance writer before finding her home with NPR. Continue reading “Cheyna Roth | State Capital Reporter”
Tracy Samilton covers energy and transportation, including the auto industry and the business response to climate change for Michigan Radio. She began her career at Michigan Radio as an intern, where she was promptly “bitten by the radio bug,” and never recovered.
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Tyler Scott is the weekend afternoon host at Michigan Radio, though you can often hear him filling in at other times during the week. Tyler started in radio at age 18, as a board operator at WMLM 1520AM in Alma, Michigan, where he later became host of The Morning Show. He studied political science and graduated from the University of Michigan with a bachelor’s degree in 2016. Continue reading “Tyler Scott | Weekend afternoon host”