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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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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Danielle has been with Michigan Radio since January 2015. As a journalism major in college, Danielle fell in love with public media in general and Michigan Radio in particular.
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Catherine Shaffer joined Michigan Radio in 2014. She works in the newsroom and specializes in stories related to the life sciences, health, and technology. Catherine earned a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from Michigan State University and a Master’s from University of Michigan. Prior to Michigan Radio, Catherine has worked as a freelance writer, mainly in focusing on biotechnology and the pharmaceutical industry, since 2001. She is also an award-winning fiction writer. When not at work, Catherine enjoys being in the outdoors and practicing yoga.
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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”
Bob began his radio career when he joined Michigan Radio in 1996 as the weekend morning on air host. Due to his experience in Los Angeles as a recording studio installation and maintenance technician, he began splitting his time with the engineering department, and moved into engineering full time when he accepted the position of Chief Engineer.
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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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Jackie came to Michigan Radio as a temporary employee in May 2009. Having worked in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors, and though her background is not in public media, she finds her position to be challenging and interesting.
Jackie runs our successful sustaining membership program and also handles most of the customer service calls and emails that come into the station. Every day is different. Interacting with Michigan Radio contributors is fascinating, can be frustrating, but is always a satisfying experience. Continue reading “Jackie Stickney | Sustainer Memberships and Customer Service”