Vanessa Cerillo

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 collaborates with every year, and planning the station’s public events including live conversations with NPR reporters, News & Brews events at local breweries, Valley Voices Story Slams and the annual Arts & Humanities Awards Celebration. Her public radio heroes include Terry Gross, Brooke Gladstone and Bob Garfield at NPR’s On The Media, and the team at Invisibilia. Vanessa lives in Greenfield with her husband, two children, their three-legged Chihuahua, and four-legged cat.

Ways to Connect

Henry Epp and Susan Kaplan
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At the end of the month, two familiar voices will be leaving New England Public Radio. Henry Epp, who has been the local host of Morning Edition since 2014, will be moving to Vermont for his new position as the host of All Things Considered at VPR based in Colchester. Susan Kaplan, the local host of All Things Considered at NEPR, will be joining the newsroom at WGBH in Boston. Susan has been a reporter at NEPR since 1995, and host of All Things Considered for the past seven years. 

Media Lab
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After a successful first year that saw three separate cohorts of students from Springfield-area high schools complete the program, New England Public Radio's Media Lab is expanding rapidly under the leadership of director Carlos McBride.