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  • Membership Assistant

    Alek started his radio career at KRBX in his hometown of Boise, Idaho. He hosted a children’s radio program every Saturday morning highlighting fun and playful music. As one of the longest running community radio programs in the Boise area, The...

  • Manager of Events & Community Engagement

    Ali joins the KUER team with over a decade experience in independent media, film festivals, and collaborations with blue-chip brands. As a multilingual and multi-national, Ali is passionate about seeing the stories at the heart of our...

  • Grants and Foundations Manager

    Amy moved out west with her skis and very little else just days after graduating from the University of Iowa back in the 80s. She’s reinvented herself a few times over the years, most recently as the grants and foundations manager and advisory...

  • News Director

    Andrew Becker joined KUER in 2018 as the host and producer of an upcoming investigative podcast before becoming news director. He spent more than a decade covering border, homeland and national security issues, most recently for The Center for...

  • Underwriting Assistant

    April recently made the move across the building from KUED Accounting to KUER. She is thrilled to be with KUER, and to be working with the Underwriting team. A California girl at heart, April holds a bachelor’s degree in Theatre from UC...

  • Digital Producer

    Arianna joined KUER after moving to Salt Lake City from Tulsa, Oklahoma. She earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism at the University of Oklahoma and worked for two years as a reporter at the Tulsa World newspaper before deciding to pursue a...

  • Accountant

    Becky Steck grew up in Vernal where dinosaurs roamed and the river is rafted. Eventually, she moved to Heber, a beautiful town with breathable air and steam trains, and now she's been living in Salt Lake for the past five years. Becky love to...

  • Producer, RadioWest

    A Salt Lake native, Benjamin Bombard served numerous internships in the KUER newsroom before becoming a producer of RadioWest. He aspired to the position for years, and in his sometimes wayward pursuit of it he has worked as a print and radio...

  • Reporter and Midday Host

    Bob Nelson is a graduate of the University of Utah with a BA in mass communications. He began his radio career at KUER in 1978 when it was still in Kingsbury Hall. That’s also where he met his wife, Maria Shilaos, in 1981. Bob left KUER for...

  • Weeknight Host

    Brian is from Southern California, where he was an engineer at Clear Channel in Los Angeles for 15 years for The Jim Rome Show and The Chris Myers Show, among others. He also hosted his own music shows for just as long on LA's (use one-...

  • All Things Considered Host

    Caroline Ballard is a central Virginia native and a graduate of the Columbia Journalism School. Ever since 2014 – to her delight and the dismay of her East Coast family and friends – she has steadily moved further west. For five years she...

  • Digital Coordinator

    Chelsea Naughton is a Cleveland, Ohio native who left the Great Lakes for the Great Salt Lake in 2013. She is a regional Edward R. Murrow award winner who studied Journalism at Miami University where her enthusiasm for news gave way to an...

  • Executive Producer, RadioWest

    A lifelong lover of the arts, Cristy Meiners got into journalism because she hoped she’d be able to read books, go to concerts and watch movies for work; surprisingly, she’s pulled off just that for much of her career. After completing her B.A....

  • Reporter, Southwest Utah Bureau

    David Fuchs joined KUER in June 2019 as the station’s first Southwest Bureau reporter. He is also a corps member of Report For America, a public service program that partners with local newsrooms to bring reporters to undercovered areas across...

  • Morning Edition Host

    Diane Maggipinto is a longtime radio pro. She's worked in various states of sleep deprivation and around the country, in commercial and public radio newsrooms, and was a fill-in at KUER before stepping into the permanent Morning Edition host...

  • Host/Executive Producer, RadioWest

    Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained...

  • Managing Editor

    Elaine Clark is a Hoosier, and studied folklore and Germanic studies at Indiana University. She earned a master's degree in Middle East studies from the University of Utah, which included a year of academic research and work for an education...

  • Manager of Individual Giving

    Heather joined the KUER Development team in August 2019 after a decade of fundraising for the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, the University of Puget Sound, and the March of Dimes. Her name is a flower, and she grows where she’s planted: from...

  • Development Director

    Ja’Naye received her BS in communications from the University of Utah. Mostly known for her work in the land of coffee as manager of The Salt Lake Roasting Co., you can bet she knows how to make an incredible latte. In her spare time from the...

  • Director of Business Sponsorship
  • Director of Programming and Promotion

    Joel became KUER’s program director in 2018, following a westward journey from Chicago that involved a 14-year-old Chevy and a 17-year-old cat. (The car broke down. The cat survived.) He has spent most of his career producing talk shows and...

  • Reporter

    Jon came to KUER by way of Los Angeles, where he was a freelance reporter and production assistant for NPR member station KCRW. He received a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Southern California. Prior to reporting, he spent...

  • Reporter, Southeast Utah Bureau

    Kate joined KUER from Austin, Texas, where she attended the University of Texas at Austin’s Moody School of Journalism. She has been an intern, fellow and reporter at Texas Monthly, the Texas Observer, Quartz, the Texas Standard and Voces, an...

  • Filmmaker, RadioWest

    A dual citizen of both Australia and the United States, Kelsie has enjoyed breaking down all of her pre-conceptions of this country as she’s put a lens on the American people. Prior to RadioWest, she was filming short documentaries worldwide,...

  • Reporter

    Lee Hale began listening to KUER while he was teaching English at a Middle School in West Jordan (his one hour commute made for plenty of listening time). Inspired by what he heard he applied for the Kroc Fellowship at NPR headquarters in DC...

  • Chief Engineer

    An itinerant son of the western soil, Lewis earned two degrees in geology, then fell into broadcast engineering in the 1980's by doing a radio show featuring music from the cutting edge of many a bygone era on a community station. Some...

  • Station General Manager

    Maria O’Mara is returning to KUER after nearly two decades. She began her career as a reporter at KUER covering the Utah legislature, welfare reform and rural economic issues. Since then she has supervised a variety of teams who produce news...

  • Operations Manager

    Michael Tadashi Havey is a Utah native who grew up in Salt Lake City (listening to KUER, of course). He’s also half Japanese and won his first radio journalism award for a piece he produced about the internment camp where his mother, uncle and...

  • Manager of Digital Fundraising and Data

    Michael joined the KUER team in the summer of 2017 following a successful tenure in development at the University of Washington. Born and raised in Idaho, Michael holds a deep personal connection to the high desert and mountain communities of...

  • Reporter, Mountain West News Bureau

    Nate Hegyi is the Utah reporter for the Mountain West News Bureau, based at KUER. He covers federal land management agencies, indigenous issues, and the environment. Before arriving in Salt Lake City, Nate worked at Yellowstone Public Radio,...

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