People

  • Berkshire County Reporter

    Adam is based at New England Public Radio’'s Berkshire County news bureau in Pittsfield, where he has been since August, 2015. He joined NEPR as a freelance reporter and fill-in operations assistant during the summer of 2011. For more than 15...

  • reporter

    Before joining New England Public Radio, Alden was a producer for the CBS NEWS program 60 Minutes. In that role, he covered  topics ranging from art, music and medicine to business, education, and politics. Working with correspondent...

  • Operations Supervisor
  • Marketing Consultant

    Beth is on the frontline of business-relationship building with New England Public Radio as part of the station’s business and underwriting team.

    Beth came to the station in 2013. She was previously at Artspace Community Arts Center, in...

  • Substitute Jazz Host

    Bex started her broadcast career at WMUA while an undergrad at UMass Amherst and wore many hats: disc jockey, public affairs director and station manager. While working at a multitude of record stores in the Amherst/Northampton area, she...

  • Assistant Director of Media Lab

    Brian is passionate about producing journalism with young people and telling stories about folks underrepresented in the media. He began this work in 2014 through UMass Amherst Professor Nick McBride’s Community Journalism Project, leading a...

  • Marketing Consultant

    Bruce came to NEPR in April of 2014. As a marketing consultant, he works with local businesses to market themselves on New England Public Radio and the NEPR News Network through underwriting sponsorships.

    Prior to joining NEPR, Bruce was...

  • Webmaster & Graphic Designer

    Burns Maxey became the webmaster and brand manager for New England Public Radio in 2016. She oversees NEPR’s website, digital content,  apps and print/digital visuals and identity.

    She attended Bard College and is a graduate of Rhode...

  • Assistant Operations Supervisor

    Cara Foster is the Assistant Operations Supervisor.

  • Media Lab Director

    Carlos brings extensive teaching experience to his role at Media Lab, both at the high school and college levels. Most recently, he’s served as adjunct faculty at several local colleges including Smith, Hampshire and Holyoke Community Colleges...

  • Morning Edition Host/Reporter

    Before coming to New England Public Radio, Carrie worked in commercial radio for fifteen years, and for a handful of years in public access television.  In college, Carrie studied early American History and earned her B.A. from the University...

  • Chief Engineer

    Charles has been Chief Engineer at New England Public Radio for over eight years. During this time he has overseen the technical aspects of installing and maintaining the Berkshire translators, the addition of WNNZ AM and FM, & helped to...

  • Annual Giving Director

    Chris has worked a variety of positions within NEPR’s Development department for over 20 years.  Born and raised on Long Island, he first arrived in Springfield to attend Western New England College (now University). He has a Bachelor’s in...

  • Board Operator
  • Executive Director of Finance & HR

    Fran was thrilled to join the staff in August 1998 after many years of being a devoted listener.  She is responsible for overseeing the finances and human resource activity for both NEPR and the NEPR Foundation, Inc. Prior to coming to the...

  • Traffic Coordinator

    Georgette DeFriesse is the Traffic Coordinator for New England Public Radio. 

  • Digital News Editor

    Heather Brandon is digital editor for NEPR. She lives in Hartford with her husband and three children. Before Hartford, Heather lived in Springfield, MA for several years.

    She previously worked as Digital Content Manager and Digital...

  • In Contrast Host

    Ilan Stavans is the Lewis-Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture at Amherst College. He is an internationally known, award-winning cultural critic, linguist, translator, public speaker, editor, short-story writer, and TV host,...

  • Marketing Consultant

    Jerry has worked as a corporate marketing representative at New England Public Radio since 2002. Before coming to NEPR he worked as a haberdasher in clothing stores in both Hartford and Amherst. He is a graduate of the Massachusetts College of...

  • Senior Reporter/Producer

    Jill has been reporting, producing features and commentaries, and hosting shows at NEPR since 2005. Before that she spent almost 10 years at WBUR in Boston, five of them producing PRI’s “The Connection”  with Christopher Lydon. In the...

  • Classical Music Host

    Originally from the Midwest, John’s interest in classical music began while he was a high school student, having discovered organ music recordings by E. Power Biggs and singing in the high school’s choirs. His radio career began in 1982 at WILL...

  • Executive Director of Programming and Content

    John Voci has worked in all areas of public media including radio, TV and digital, since 1977. He joined WGBH Boston in 1981 working in a variety of capacities over thirty-two years. He managed WGBH’s expansion and development of three...

  • Substitute Classical Music Host

    Jon is host of New England Public Radio’s Sunday morning classical program. He first worked at NEPR, then WFCR, while a student at Amherst College; after years as a craftsman he rejoined the station as a music announcer and producer. At WGBH...

  • Executive Administrative Assistant

    Joyce started at NEPR in 2014 as the executive administrative assistant. Previously, she was assistant to the CEO and director of human resources at an IT strategic consulting firm in Springfield where she worked for 13 years. In 2011, she...

  • Senior Reporter

    Karen is a radio and print journalist who focuses on health care, mental health, children’s issues, and other topics about the human condition. She has been a full-time radio reporter since for New England Public Radio since 1998. Her pieces...

  • Senior News Reporter/Jazz Safari Host

    Kari is a senior reporter and long-time host and producer of Jazz Safari, a musical journey through the jazz world and beyond, broadcast Saturday nights on New England Public Radio. Born in New York City, and raised in both Kenya and the U.S.,...

  • Producer of On-Air Marketing

    Katie is the producer of on-air marketing. This means she runs the on-air fund drives, and produces the spots you hear about all the development activities at the station. Katie has been living in radio in the Valley for 30 years. She started...

  • Katy Moonan began working as a grant writer for New England Public Radio in 2015. She works closely with the Director of Development on grant opportunity research and strategy, and spearheads all aspects of the grant application and proposal...

  • CEO & General Manager

    Martin Miller has been CEO and general manager of New England Public Radio since 1995. During his tenure at NEPR, its audience and annual budget have almost doubled, and the station has grown from just WFCR 88.5FM to a thirteen station network...

  • Marketing Consultant

    Mike has been with New England Public Radio’s business and underwriting team since September 2007. He came to NEPR from Vermont Public Radio where he was part of that station’s underwriting team.  Prior to that, Mike worked in Colorado for a...

  • Reporter

    Nancy Eve Cohen has worked in public radio for more than two decades.

    She served as the environmental reporter for WNPR and the managing editor of the Northeast Environmental Hub. She has also covered breaking news including the...

  • Substitute Jazz Host

    Peter has been a substitute jazz host at New England Public Radio since 1998. He combines his love of music with a love of words, and is also Editor at Large at Merriam-Webster, where he has written definitions for many of Merriam-Webster’s...

  • Tertulia Host

    Raquel was born in Lima, Peru. She graduated from the University of San Marcos, where she studied Mathematics, and subsequently became a high school math teacher. She began working at New England Public Radio in 2004, as the co-host of Tertulia...

  • Executive Director of Broadcasting

    Richard manages the operations and engineering departments, legal and regulatory affairs, the acquisition of new stations, and the design and construction of office and studio facilities. He came to New England Public Radio as program director...

  • Senior Major Gifts Officer

    Roxie Pin comes to NEPR from Barrington Stage Company in Pittsfield, Massachusetts where she headed the development department from 2012-2016. Under her leadership, support of the theatre company's annual fund experienced significant growth,...

  • Executive Director of Corporate Marketing

    Ruth has worked in sales and marketing for over 30  years in western Massachusetts. She joined the New England Public Radio development department in July 2001 as the corporate marketing director.

    Before joining NEPR, Ruth was the...

  • News Director

    Sam has overseen local news coverage on New England Public Radio since 2013.

    Before joining NEPR, he held a few positions at WBEZ Chicago – political reporter, newscast editor and newscast producer. Prior to that, he covered local angles...

  • Substitute Classical Music Host

    Stephen has been a substitute classical music host at New England Public Radio since 2016. He has a three decade, multi-faceted career at Cigna Healthcare Insurance . Currently, he is the classical music director at University of Hartford’s...

  • Development Associate

    Susan joined New England Public Radio in 2012. She has a Master’s of Art in history from UMass Amherst and worked as a Museum Program Director at Wistariahurst Museum for seven years. Afterwards, she was an event and auction coordinator for...

  • Commentary Editor

    Tema is the editor for New England Public Radio’s Commentary Series, which she’s been involved with since 2010. A contributing reporter, Silk’s also been involved in launching a couple of news...

  • Jazz à la Mode Host

    Tom has been producing Jazz à la Mode since 1984.  He began working in jazz radio in 1977 at WCUW, a community-licensed radio station in Worcester, Massachusetts. Before his career in radio began, Tom had many formative experiences...

  • Executive Director of Marketing and Communications

    Born and raised in western Massachusetts, Vanessa was happy to return to the Valley in 2008 to work for her hometown public radio station.  The best parts of her job include working with the dozens of area nonprofits that the station...

  • Classical Music Host

    Walter Carroll has been presenting classical music on New England Public Radio since 1989.  His first classical music program was presented on WFCI, the campus station at Franklin College of Indiana.  After graduating from Indiana University,...