Dustin Dwyer reports enterprise and long-form stories from Michigan Radio’s West Michigan bureau. He was a fellow in the class of 2018 at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard. He’s been with Michigan Radio since 2004, when he started as an intern in the newsroom. He left the station in 2010-2011 to be a stay at home dad, and returned to be part of the Changing Gears project, a collaboration between Michigan Radio, Ideastream in Cleveland and WBEZ in Chicago. From 2012 – 2017, he was part of the team for State of Opportunity, and produced several radio documentaries on kids and families in Michigan. He lives in Grand Rapids with his wife and three kids.
Holli Eaton | Corporate Sponsorship Director
Holli has spent her entire career working with Fortune 500 brands in new business development and sales management. Her experience spans across a wide variety of industries having worked for Valassis, Coupons.com, University of Michigan (U-M) Athletics, Domino’s and most recently Thomas Duke Commercial Real Estate. Holli’s success in corporate media sales includes winning major accounts such as Wal-Mart, Little Caesar’s, and ConAgra. Continue reading “Holli Eaton | Corporate Sponsorship Director”
Virginia Gordan | Reporter
Virginia Gordan has been a part-time reporter at Michigan Radio since fall 2013. She has a general beat covering news topics from across the state.
Virginia joined Michigan Radio after a career at the University of Michigan Law School, first as Assistant Dean of Students and later as Assistant Dean of International Affairs. Before that she worked as a lawyer in Washington, D.C., on the development of low and moderate income housing. Continue reading “Virginia Gordan | Reporter”
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.
Lester Graham | Reporter, The Environment Report
Lester Graham is the host of The Environment Report, and previously hosted Stateside on Fridays. He has reported on public policy, politics, and issues regarding race and gender inequity. He was previously with The Environment Report at Michigan Radio from 1998-2010.
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Ellen Rinck Han | Associate Director of Development, Grants, and Communications
Ellen joined the Michigan Radio development team in 2008. She manages all aspects of the station’s grant fundraising efforts and develops communications documents for an external, stakeholder audience.
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Sarah Hulett | Senior Editor
Sarah Hulett is Michigan Radio’s senior editor for enterprise and long-form reporting, helping reporters to do their best work. She’s also worked as newscast editor and spent five years as the station’s Detroit reporter, contributing to several reporting projects that won state and national awards.
Rachel Ishikawa | Podcast Producer
Rachel Ishikawa joined Michigan Radio in 2020 as a podcast producer. She produced Kids These Days, a limited-run series that launched in the Summer of 2020. Continue reading “Rachel Ishikawa | Podcast Producer”
Nisa Khan | Data Reporter
Nisa Khan joins Michigan Radio as the station’s first full-time data reporter. In that capacity, she will be reporting on data-driven news stories as well as working with other news staff to acquire and analyze data in support of their journalism. Continue reading “Nisa Khan | Data Reporter”
Jaci Kovala | Corporate Support Account Executive
Jaci Kovala has been at Michigan Radio since May 2019 as an Account Executive on the Corporate Support team.
She has been a longtime Michigan Radio fan and supporter, and is thrilled to bring her passion and enthusiasm for public media to the team. Continue reading “Jaci Kovala | Corporate Support Account Executive”