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.
When he’s not trying to find a good story to listen to or read, Tyler especially loves listening to a wide range of music, from contemporary rap to Dad Rock and Joan Baez, even a little bit of older country (absorbed during his early days in radio). Tyler’s a big football fan – Go Blue! He loves visiting Michigan’s many gorgeous state parks, and writing amateurish poetry. Continue reading “Tyler Scott | Weekend afternoon host”
Lindsey Scullen is the director and one of the producers of Stateside, Michigan Radio’s daily news show. She started at the station back in February of 2015 as a web intern for Stateside, went on to intern for The Environment Report, and then returned to Stateside full time in May of 2016. She graduated that year from the University of Michigan where she studied Comparative Literature, Spanish, Environmental Studies, and Complex Systems. She moonlights as a fairly poor, yet resolute, salsa dancer.
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Christina began her career in radio at Michigan Radio while a student at the University of Michigan. She was a producer and researcher for The Todd Mundt Show, and then hosted Weekend Edition. Continue reading “Christina Shockley | Host, All Things Considered”
Lindsey Smith is Michigan Radio’s Investigative Reporter. She previously served as Michigan Radio’s West Michigan Reporter.
Lindsey helped cover the Larry Nassar sexual abuse case and led the station’s award-winning Flint water crisis coverage. Her 2015 documentary about the Flint water crisis, Not Safe to Drink, won a national Edward R. Murrow Award, an Alfred I. duPont – Columbia University Award, and a Third Coast/Richard H. Driehaus Award. The Detroit chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists named her “Young Journalist of the Year” in 2014.
She’s a graduate of Eastern Michigan University and Specs Howard School of Media Arts.
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Lauren returned to Michigan Radio nearly a decade after her very first internship as a newsroom intern. In her role as Morning Edition producer, Lauren coordinates and edits interviews, writes news copy, and helps make Doug Tribou sound good on air. Continue reading “Lauren Talley | Producer, Morning Edition”
Doug Tribou joined the Michigan Radio staff as the host of Morning Edition in June 2016. Doug first moved to Michigan in 2015 when he was awarded a Knight-Wallace journalism fellowship at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Continue reading “Doug Tribou | Host, Morning Edition”
April Van Buren is a producer for Stateside. She produces interviews for air as well as web and social media content for the show.
Before landing at Michigan Radio, April worked as a producer for Current State at WKAR and a reporting intern and producer at WBEZ in Chicago.
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Kate Wells has been a reporter at Michigan Radio since 2012. Her reporting at the station runs the gamut, from the wrongful conviction of a 14-year-old boy in a quadruple homicide, to refugees building new lives in this state, to how swing voters helped Donald Trump turn Michigan red. For the past couple years, she’s been covering the Larry Nassar case.
Kate’s work has been featured nationally on NPR and shows like Marketplace. Her reporting has also been recognized with awards from numerous news organizations, including the Michigan Associated Press, National Association of Black Journalists and the Association for Women in Communications.
She and her husband live with their infant son in Ann Arbor, and are probably too emotionally invested in college football.
Contributions from Kate Wells
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Jodi is Michigan Radio’s social media producer, working to connect listeners to the station across a variety of digital platforms. If you’re chatting with someone on Michigan Radio’s Facebook, Twitter, Instagram… it’s likely her. Continue reading “Jodi Westrick | Social Media Producer”