People

  • Announcer

    A Columbia native, Ariel Morrison joined KBIA as an announcer in 2006.  Ariel completed her undergraduate studies at MU, concentrating with honors in history and religious studies, with minors in German and multicultural studies. After...

  • Producer, Global Journalist
  • Announcer/Producer

    Darren Hellwege has hosted “Morning Edition” for over 23 years for KBIA Radio, and also serves as host of the “Thinking Out Loud” interview shows and as KBIA’s Sports Director.

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  • Host, Global Journalist

    Jim Flink is the host of Global Journalist, a production of the Reynolds Journalism Institute, and KBIA. 

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  • Program Director

    Kyle Felling was born in the rugged northwest Missouri hamlet of St. Joseph (where the Pony Express began and Jesse James ended). Inspired from a young age by the spirit of the early settlers who used St. Joseph as an embarkation point in their...

  • REPORTER/PRODUCER

    Lauren is in the graduate program at the University of Missouri in Broadcast Journalism. In addition to reporting for KBIA, she anchors for KOMU-TV and the Missouri Business Alert. Lauren graduated from the University of Guelph ...

  • Host, Professor of Journalism

    MIKE MCKEAN directs the Futures Lab, the experimental newsroom and technology testing center of the Reynolds Journalism Institute. He founded the School's Convergence Journalism program and serves on the MU Information Technology...

  • Technical Operations Manager

    D. Patrick "Pat" Akers: "I was born and raised in south-central Illinois, fifty-plus years ago. I probably developed my love for classical music and foreign language from my German immigrant mother. I started college wanting to end up as a...

  • Host

    REUBEN STERN is an editor in the Futures Lab of the Reynolds Journalism Institute. He also teaches courses at MU in the convergence journalism area. Reuben formerly served as managing editor of the Columbia Missourian. He attended the Missouri...

  • News Director

    Ryan Famuliner joined KBIA in February 2011. It’s his second stint at KBIA. His first was from 2005-2007, as a student studying broadcast journalism at the University in Missouri. In his spell outside KBIA, Ryan worked as a general assignment...