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People

  • Grants and Foundations Manager

    Amy joins us after several years of film production accounting. A longtime fan of public radio, she’s glad to be contributing her skills to KUER! A western transplant, she grew up in the Midwest and graduated with a BA from the University of...

  • Manager of Major Giving

    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 nonprofit organizations, which she has done for over 14 years. She has worked for many...

  • 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 Host for All Things Considered

    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-...

  • Accountant

    Chalalai graduated from SWU University in Bangkok Thailand with a major in English and minor in business administration. She has been working in accounting for over 10 years. In 2010 she visited her mom and her cousins in Salt Lake City and...

  • Events Assistant

    Though born in Southern California, Chandler considers himself native to both the Golden State and the Beehive State, having moved over 15 times between the two. The outdoor adventures, lower living costs, and an amazing job with KUER as the...

  • Underwriting Assistant

    Chelsea is a Cleveland, Ohio native who found herself on her way to Salt Lake City in 2013 in search of a more rugged landscape than the rolling fields of the Midwest. She studied journalism and health promotion at Miami University, which took...

  • Membership Assistant/KUER Music contributor

    David Childs is a Farmington, Utah native. As a music enthusiast, David took his first step into broadcasting when a junior high school assignment required him to job shadow a career of interest. After shadowing a local rock DJ in 2002, he...

  • 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...

  • Producer, RadioWest

    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...

  • Reporter

    Erik Neumann is a radio producer and writer. A native of the Pacific Northwest, his work has appeared on public radio stations and in magazines along the West Coast. He received his bachelor's degree in geography from the University of...

  • CORPORATE AND BUSINESS SUPPORT ASSOCIATE

    Faeth received her bachelor's in political science from Lake Forest College and promptly moved back to the good snow and mountains of Salt Lake City.  She joined the Development Team in 2016 after many years of avidly listening to the station. ...

  • Marketing and Community Engagement Manager

    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. While working on her master's degree in communication at the University of Utah, she landed her...

  • 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...

  • Reporter

    Judy Fahys has reported in Utah for two decades, covering politics, government and business before taking on environmental issues. She loves covering Utah, where petroleum-pipeline spills, the nation’s radioactive legacy and other types of...

  • REPORTER

    Julia joined KUER in 2016 after a year reporting at the NPR member station in Reno, Nev. During her stint, she covered battleground politics, school overcrowding, and any story that would take her to the crystal blue shores of Lake Tahoe. Her...

  • Membership Assistant

    Since relocating to Utah from the Pacific Northwest, Kate finds herself loving the climate and her KUER co-workers in equal measure. When she’s not fulfilling Membership duties, you can find her cooking, baking, reading, jogging, and cracking...

  • 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,...

  • ACCOUNTANT

    Lauren Smith is a Southern girl moved to the West side. She's a current accounting student at the U and likes to collect vinyls, work on her book (or other random projects), and watch TV in her Netflix shirt.

  • 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...

  • 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 Individual Giving

    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

    Nicole Nixon holds a communication degree from the University of Utah. She has worked on and off in the KUER Newsroom since 2013, when she first joined KUER as an intern. Nicole is a Utah native. Besides public radio, she is also passionate...

  • Marketing Coordinator

    Renee was born in Texas and raised in Wichita, Kansas before graduating from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY with bachelors degrees in sociology and German studies.  In 2009, she moved to Utah in pursuit of skiing, hiking, and mountain...

  • Corporate and Business Support Associate

    Riley Cutler, an outdoor industry specialist with a thought-catalog of Utah hiking and biking trails, brings local knowledge and research to KUER as the Corporate and Business Support Associate.  Riley graduated from the University of Utah with...

  • News Director

    Since 2011, Terry Gildea has led KUER’s newsroom as its News Director. He supervises and edits a staff of full-time reporters that deliver news across the state of Utah on topics ranging from health care, education, the environment and politics...

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