People

  • Gwen Thompkins is an NPR foreign correspondent covering East Africa.

    Based in Nairobi, Kenya, Thompkins reports on the countries, people and happenings from the Horn to the heart of Africa.

    Since arriving in Africa in 2006, ...

  • Hansi Lo Wang is a national correspondent based at NPR's New York bureau. He covers the changing demographics of the U.S. and breaking news in the Northeast for NPR's Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Weekend Edition...

  • Harriet Jones reports on all aspects of the business world for WNPR. She's covered such diverse issues...

  • 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...

  • Howard Berkes is a correspondent for the NPR Investigations Unit.

    Since 2010, Berkes has focused mostly on investigative projects, beginning with the Upper Big...

  • Howard Weiss-Tisman is VPR's southern Vermont correspondent.

  • Ian Donnis has been the political reporter for Rhode Island Public Radio since 2009. The Washington Post has called him one of Rhode Island’s best political reporters. Besides reporting, Ian tweets at

  • 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,...

  • Ina Jaffe is a veteran NPR correspondent covering the aging of America in all its variety. Her stories on Morning Edition and All Things Considered have focused on older adults' involvement in politics and elections, dating...

  • Jackie Northam is Foreign Affairs correspondent for NPR news. The veteran journalist has more than two decades of experience covering the world's hot spots and reporting on a broad tapestry of international and foreign policy issues.

  • Doubek started at NPR as a part-time production assistant in 2015 before joining full time as an associate producer in 2017. He previously was an intern at NPR's Washington Desk in the summer of 2015.

  • Jane Arraf covers Egypt, Iraq, and other parts of the Middle East for NPR News. She is based in NPR's bureau in Cairo, Egypt.

    Arraf joined NPR in 2017 after two decades of reporting from and about the region for CNN, NBC, the Christian...

  • Jane Greenhalgh is a senior producer on NPR's Science Desk.

    She produces the weekly "Your Health" segment on NPR's Morning Edition and on NPR's health blog "Shots." Greenhalgh also produces stories on science, health, and global...

  • Jane Lindholm hosts the award-winning Vermont Public Radio program Vermont Edition. She is also the host and creator of

  • Jason Beaubien is NPR's Global Health and Development Correspondent on the Science Desk.

    In this role, he reports on a range of health issues across the world. He's covered mass circumcision drives in Kenya, abortion in El Salvador,...

  • Before joining NHPR in February of 2015, Jason interned with a variety of public radio organizations including StoryCorps, Transom.org, and WBHM in Birmingham, Alabama. He graduated from Bennington College with a degree in philosophy and sound...

  • Since entering the enticing world of professional journalism in the mid-2000s, Jason Rosenbaum dove head first into the world of politics, policy and even rock and roll music. A graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism,...

  • Born and raised in Huntington, NY, JD has been WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief since March 2017. Before he joined WAMC, he reported for WSHU, an NPR affiliate that covers Connecticut and Long Island. JD has experience writing about healthcare and...

  • Jeff Brady is a NPR National Desk Correspondent based in Philadelphia. He covers the mid-Atlantic region and the energy industry.

    In this role, Brady reports on the business of energy, from concerns over hydraulic fracturing in Western...

  • Jeff Cohen is a proud New Orleans native who now calls New England home. Or at least his second home.

    He started in newspapers in 2001 and joined WNPR in 2010, where he is a reporter and an occasional fill-in host for All Things...

  • Jennifer Ludden oversees energy and environment coverage for NPR news programs and on NPR.org. She coordinates stories from NPR staffers and local public radio reporters across the country, tracking the shift to clean energy, the Trump...

  • 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...

  • Jessica Diaz Hurtado is a Kroc Fellow at NPR. With roots in Latin America, her work focuses on immigration, race, conflict and culture. She received her B.A. in Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and was...

  • Jessica Taylor is the lead digital political reporter for NPR. Based in Washington, D.C., she covers the 2016 elections and national politics for NPR digital.

    Before joining NPR in May 2015, Taylor was the campaign editor for The...

  • 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...

  • Jim McLean is an editor and reporter for KCUR 89.3. He is the managing director of KCUR's Kansas News Service, a collaboration between KCUR and...

  • Jim Zarroli is a business reporter for NPR News, based at NPR's New York bureau.

    He covers economics and business news including fiscal policy, the Federal Reserve, the job market and taxes

    Over the years, he's reported on...

  • Joe Neel is NPR's deputy senior supervising editor and a correspondent on the Science Desk.

    As a leader of NPR's award-winning health and science team, Neel directs coverage of breaking news in health and science, ranging from disease...

  • Joe Palca is a science correspondent for NPR. Since joining NPR in 1992, Palca has covered a range of science topics — everything from biomedical research to astronomy. He is currently focused on the eponymous series, "Joe's Big Idea." Stories...

  • Joel Rose is a National Desk Correspondent based at NPR's New York bureau.

    Rose's reporting often focuses on immigration, criminal justice, technology and culture. He's interviewed grieving parents after the shooting at Sandy Hook...

  • John Bender is RIPR's Morning Edition Producer; he researches stories, interviews newsmakers and writes scripts for the morning news.  He also does additional reporting throughout the day for general reporting and special projects.

  • As NPR's Southwest correspondent based in Austin, Texas, John Burnett covers immigration, border affairs, Texas news, and features, and does investigative reporting. Though he is assigned to the National Desk, his beat has sometimes stretched...

  • John is Executive Editor of the New England News Collaborative, an eight-station consortium of public media newsrooms. He is also the host of NEXT, a weekly program about New England, and appears weekly on The Wheelhouse, WNPR's news...

  • 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...

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