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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Alex came to Michigan Radio in October of 2016, shortly after his studies at Michigan State University. He works with Larry Jonas to facilitate major gifts. Continue reading “Alex Parsell | Major Gifts Assistant”
Cindy Payne is Michigan Radio’s Human Resource Administrator. She is responsible for day to day HR related issues, employment, and assists with the monthly accounts payable and billing processes. Cindy has been at the University of Michigan for 23 years and Michigan Radio for 13. Continue reading “Cindy Payne | Human Resource Administrator”
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”
Ellen Perry has been at Michigan Radio since October 2016 as an Account Executive on the Corporate Support team.
Her sales background is rooted in print media, which began 20 years ago at Trader Publishing then on to the Ann Arbor Observer. Her move to Michigan Radio was not just an exciting transition but also a natural one as she has been a passionate listener and supporter since her youth. Continue reading “Ellen Perry | Account Executive, Corporate Support”
Tom Peterson is Michigan Radio’s Media Engineer.
For the past 11 years it has been my duty to maintain the broadcast transmission equipment and systems at our three transmitter sites in Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, and Flint. Including my time at the station, I have a total of 28 years of broadcast experience in both radio and TV in both small and major markets. Continue reading “Tom Peterson | Media Engineer”
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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Steve Schram is Executive Director and General Manager of Michigan Public Media, overseeing Michigan Radio-WUOM, the NPR news and information public radio station at the University of Michigan. Michigan Radio is the state’s most listened to public radio station, and serves over 510,000 listeners weekly from its statewide broadcast signals and online audio streaming.
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