People

  • Host / Production Manager

    Bob Meyer is in charge of production at NPR Illinois, and also serves as the station's main on-air host.  Bob joined the station in February of 2000.

  • Statehouse reporter

    Brian Mackey covers state government and politics for NPR Illinois and a dozen other public radio stations across the state. He was previously A&E editor at The State Journal-Register and Statehouse bureau chief for the Chicago...

  • Let's Talk Kids Host

    Claudia Quigg is the Executive Director of Baby TALK and writes the Let's Talk Kids parenting segment and column that honor the expertise parents have about their own children...

  • Nightsounds Host

    Dave Leonatti is an architect, freelance writer and self-professed music nut based in Springfield. He wrote music and performing arts reviews for the State Journal-Register. Dave started the

  • Bluegrass Breakdown Host

    Jennifer Ramm is a bluegrass musician and fan based in Springfield, Illinois.  Her love for the music began when she was growing up in Michigan and her family inadvertently attended a bluegrass festival.  She plays fiddle and sings with the...

  • Host

    Niala is the host and executive producer of The 21st, a new statewide, interactive weekday talk show for Illinois.

    She is also National Vice-President for Broadcast for the Asian American...

  • Host, WUIS Classic

    Peter van de Graaff hosts the classical music programming on WUIS Classic.  He has hosted such nationwide broadcast series as Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, the Van Cliburn Piano Series, operas from the European Broadcasting...

  • Journalist / Illinois Edition Producer / Host: The Scene, Heartland

    Rachel's reports focus on the arts, community & diverse culture. She reports for and produces NPR Illinois' original program, Illinois Edition. She founded and co-hosts The Scene, which airs on Thursdays and features...

  • Sangamon Valley Roots Revival Host/Bedrock 66 Live Producer
  • Managing Editor / Illinois Edition

    Chatham

    Advisory Board Ex-Officio

    Sean has led the NPR Illinois news operations since the fall of 2009. He replaced the only other person to do so in the station's history, Rich Bradley. Prior to taking over the...

  • Host

    Yona Stamatis hosts and produces special arts coverage of the Illinois Symphony Orchestra on NPR Illinois | 91.9 UIS including interviews and music engagement events.  

    Dr. Stamatis joined the University of Illinois...