Bella is a recent graduate from the University of Michigan currently working as a digital media intern for Stateside. While in school, she started her own blog, produced a podcast series alongside her senior thesis on the intersection of women’s health and environmental quality, and worked as a host and producer of “It’s Hot In Here” on WCBN-FM. Continue reading “Isabella Isaacs-Thomas – Stateside Production Assistant”
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.
Continue reading “April Van Buren | Producer”
Alison joined Michigan Radio in 2014 and works as the Associate Director of Development. Although she doesn’t have a background in radio, she grew up listening to the station.
Alison oversees Michigan Radio’s Membership program including membership drives, where she combines her passion for philanthropy and Michigan Radio. She enjoys sharing her passion for all things Michigan Radio with listeners and members.
Peggy J. Watson began her career at Michigan Radio in 1983 as a Production Assistant after graduating from Western Michigan University. At that time, Michigan Radio was primarily a classical music station.
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
- "Time is up," protestors tell MSU's leaders at "Resignation Rally"
“Spartans deserve better.” That was the message at a rally at Michigan State University Friday night. About 100 students, community members and sexual assault survivors came out to call for the resign …
- How Michigan State reached another crisis point
A group of Larry Nassar survivors are organizing a rally tonight at Michigan State University to call for the resignations of interim president John Engler and the entire board of trustees. The rally …
- MSU alumni director resigns, faces Title IX investigation
Scott Westerman announced today he’s resigning as Michigan State University’s associate vice president for alumni relations and executive director of the MSU Alumni Association. While Westerman cited …
- Nassar survivor accuses Engler of “secret payoff” attempt
Updated April 13th at 5:40 pm Kaylee Lorincz, a survivor of former MSU sports doctor Larry Nassar’s sexual abuse, accused Michigan State University Interim President John Engler of privately offering …
- Engler "regrets" releasing "unneccesary detail" about alleged rape victim
Update, Friday, April 13: Michigan State University Interim President John Engler told the Board of Trustees Friday he "regrets" Wednesday's response to an alleged rape victim's fe …
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”
Rebecca Williams is senior editor in the newsroom, where she edits stories and helps guide news coverage. She’s been with Michigan Radio for 18 years, and she’s spent most of that time as a reporter and producer, and host of the Environment Report.
Continue reading “Rebecca Williams | Senior Editor, News”
Emma is a producer and reporter for the digital news team at Michigan Radio. Her duties span all things web-related, from reporting news online to producing videos to creating maps and graphics for other reporters.
Paula Zmudczynski is in Corporate Support with Michigan Radio, since 2006.
Paula previously worked for The Oakland Press newspaper as Account Executive, Project Manager, and Advertising Real Estate Manager. She works to develop positive working relationships with businesses and community leaders.