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  • Senior Producer

    Betsy started as an intern at WNPR in 2011 after earning a Master's Degree in American and Museum Studies from Trinity College. Prior to that, Betsy worked as an intensive care registered nurse in several Connecticut hospitals.

    While...

  • Announcer

    For almost thirty years, Bruce has been known to radio audiences for his pop culture commentary and “off-kilter” sense of humor. As half of the the top-rated “Smith and Barber The Morning Show” on WPLR-FM in New Haven, Connecticut (a show he...

  • Digital Producer

  • Producer, Where We Live

  • Senior Director, Radio

    Catie Talarski is Senior Director of Connecticut Public Radio.

    Catie was instrumental in growing WNPR Originals from one daily talk show to a slate of award-winning broadcast programs as well as several digital-first...

  • Technical Producer/Photographer

    Chion Wolf is the technical producer, photographer, and personality with WNPR and the Colin McEnroe Show. Her production house is aptly named "Chion Wolf Productions".

    She produces...

  • Host

    Colin McEnroe hosts the daily WNPR show, The Colin McEnroe Show. He is a weekly columnist and blogger for The Hartford Courant and a contributing editor at Men's Health. He has recently concluded a series of columns...

  • Host

    Diane Orson is WNPR's local host for Morning Edition.  She's also a reporter for WNPR, as well as a contributor to National Public Radio. Her stories are heard on Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Weekend...

  • Host

    For more than 25 years, the two-time Peabody Award-winning Faith Middleton Show has been widely recognized for fostering insightful, thought-provoking conversation. Faith Middleton offers her listeners some of the world's most...

  • Frankie Graziano joined CPBN in October of 2011 as a sports producer. In addition to reporting for WNPR, Graziano produces feature profiles for CPTV and the web.

    Since October of 2011, Graziano has been the lead producer for over 1,200...

  • Managing Editor

    Harriet Jones is Managing Editor for WNPR, overseeing the coverage of daily stories from our busy newsroom.

    She also reports on all aspects of the business world for WNPR. She's covered such diverse issues as the threat to close...

  • News Director

    Jeff Cohen started in newspapers in 2001 and joined Connecticut Public in 2010, where he worked as a reporter and fill-in host. In 2017, he was named news director.

     

    In addition to covering state and...

  • Executive Editor, NENC

    John is Executive Editor of the New England News Collaborative, an eight-station consortium of public media newsrooms. He is also the host of NEXT, a weekly program about New England, and appears weekly on The Wheelhouse, WNPR's news...

  • Producer, The Colin McEnroe Show / Host, The Second First Season

    Jonathan started at WNPR as an intern in 2010 and was hired later that year. In his work, Jonathan is always just trying to figure out a little bit of how the world works, while paying special attention to the absurd and the just plain goofy....

  • Producer

  • NENC/NEXT Producer

    Lily is the producer of NEXT for the New England News Collaborative. She grew up in Connecticut, and has a B.A. in Russian and Peace and Conflict Studies from Swarthmore College. She formerly worked as a freelance producer for WBUR’s...

  • Reporter

    Lori is a reporter for WNPR.

    She came to WNPR after working as News Operations Coordinator for WCBS Radio in New York City, covering stories for one of the nation's largest AM news stations. She went on to work as a reporter and...

  • Host of "Where We Live"

    Lucy is the Executive Producer and Host of WNPR's popular talk show, "Where We Live," a 2018 winner of two national awards from Public Radio News Directors, Inc., or PRNDI.  Lucy and her team were awarded second place in the categories...

  • Senior Producer

    Lydia Brown is senior producer of the WNPR news-talk show, Where We Live, hosted by Lucy Nalpathanchil.  

    Before she became a producer, Lydia interned for WNPR's The Colin McEnroe Show and Where We...

  • Nicole Leonard joined Connecticut Public Radio to cover health care after several years of reporting for newspapers. In her native state of New Jersey, she covered medical and behavioral health care, as well as arts and culture, for The...

  • Reporter

    Patrick Skahill is a reporter at WNPR. He covers science with an emphasis on health care and the environment. Prior to becoming a reporter, he was the founding producer of WNPR's The Colin McEnroe Show, which began in 2009 and won a...

  • Host/Reporter

    Ray Hardman began his broadcasting career at WFSU in Tallahassee Florida where he served at different times as a producer, Operations manager, and Morning Edition host. Ray joined the WNPR staff in 1996, as a reporter and host. He later became...

  • Visuals Editor

  • REPORTER

    Ryan Lindsay has been asking questions since she figured how to say her first few words. She eventually figured out that journalism is the profession where you can and should always ask questions.

    While an undergraduate at Northwestern...

  • Morning News Producer

    Tucker Ives is WNPR's morning news producer.

    He is a former digital producer and talk show producer at the station, working on Where We Live, The Colin McEnroe Show, and The Wheelhouse from...

  • Reporter

    Vanessa de la Torre comes to WNPR after more than a decade as a newspaper reporter at the Hartford Courant, where her storytelling and investigative work on Hartford education was recognized regionally and by the Education Writers...