People

  • Student Volunteer
  • Graduate Assistant

    Graduate Assistant

  • 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...

  • Leadership Lived Student Worker
  • Analyst
  • 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...

  • Public Affairs Reporting Intern - Illinois Issues

    Daisy reports on statehouse issues for our Illinois Issues project.  She's currently a Public Affairs Reporting graduate program student at the University of Illinois Springfield.  She obtained an associate degree from Harry S Truman College...

  • 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

  • Reporter / Education Desk
  • Chief Engineer
  • 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...

  • Major Gifts Officer

    Lynne Slightom is a 1992 graduate of UIS (then Sangamon State) in communications and earned an MPA from UIS in 2003, as well as a certificate in nonprofit fundraising. First in her family to attend college, Lynne says if it weren’t for Sangamon...

  • News Editor

    Maureen Foertsch McKinney is the NPR Illinois News Editor and a lead editor of Illinois Issues' feature articles, working with freelance writers,  and is curator of the Equity blog. Maureen joined the staff in 1998 as projects editor....

  • Engagement & Membership Manager
  • Sponsorship Account Executive

    Springfield

    Rachel’s professional experience includes marketing, advertising, and management in healthcare, media, and the nonprofit industry.   She has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Communication from UIS. Her...

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

    Rachel's reports focus on the arts, community, and diverse culture. She produces NPR Illinois' original program, Illinois Edition. She also hosts The Scene, which airs on Thursdays and features cultural happenings in the...

  • General Manager/Publisher

    Springfield

    Advisory Board, Ex-Officio Member

    Randy became the NPR Illinois general manager in 2013 after serving as development director since moving to Springfield in 2008.  With the 2014 merger with

  • 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...

  • Public Affairs Reporting Intern - Statehouse

    Tom reports on statehouse issues for NPR Illinois.  He's currently a Public Affairs Reporting graduate program student at the University of Illinois Springfield.  He graduated from Macalester College.  Tom is from New York City where he also...

  • Business Manager
  • Business/Development Assistant
  • 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...