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 experience as an amateur radio operator and running a phone patch station from Viet Nam in the 1970's didn't hurt. The rest is just history. Despite repeated warnings, he still insists on playing the harmonica.
Peter Kenyon is NPR's international correspondent based in Istanbul, Turkey.
Prior to taking this assignment in 2010, Kenyon spent five years in Cairo covering Middle Eastern and North African countries from Syria to Morocco. He was part of NPR's team recognized with two Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University awards for outstanding coverage of post-war Iraq.
In addition to regular stints in Iraq, he has followed stories to Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Lebanon, Bahrain, Qatar, Algeria, Morocco and other countries in the region.
Gayle moved back to her hometown of Salt Lake City in 2007 after completing her bachelor's degree in Communication at the University of San Diego. She worked as an Events Coordinator at Tuscany Restaurant for two years before deciding to start her master's degree in Communication at the University of Utah. She began working at KUER in 2010 while finishing the last year of graduate school. Gayle strives to grow KUER's audiences through community engagement and marketing efforts. She loves every aspect of public radio and is so thrilled to work with the KUER team. While not working, Gayle enjoys snowboarding, wakeboarding, reading, and spending time with her husband, Josh, and dog, Scooby.
Becky joined our team in 2010 and is thrilled to combine her love of public radio with her love of fundraising at KUER! Her passion in life is working for various nonprofit organizations which she has done for over 13 years. She has worked for various organizations including The Make-A-Wish Foundation, The MS Society and for The Christmas Box House. She received both her bachelor's degree and her master's degree from the University of Utah. In her spare time Becky is found chasing her toddler, practicing yoga, running, baking, blogging and trying to balance being a mom/wife/fundraiser.
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 Roasting Co. she cut her teeth in public radio as a Production Assistant with KCPW. Now she’s looking forward to expanding her knowledge of public radio within the illustrious halls of KUER. Her passions include cooking, traveling with her boyfriend whenever possible, learning how to knit, great coffee, and her little dog Tucker.