Cristy MeinersExecutive 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. in English at the University of Utah and her M.A. in Humanities at Brigham Young University, she moved to Washington D.C. to intern with NPR’s Arts Desk, and then stayed for another two years to work in various capacities around the building. In 2007, she moved over to SiriusXM Satellite Radio to produce for The Bob Edwards Show and Bob Edwards Weekend, writing and producing interviews with many of her cultural heroes, including Michael Caine, Kenneth Branagh, Julie Andrews, Doris Kerns Goodwin and many, many others. After nearly 10 years away from the West, she returned to Salt Lake to work as the arts and entertainment editor at the Deseret News before joining the team at RadioWest as executive producer. Perhaps thanks to her pilot father, Cristy is at her very best when traveling and exploring the world.