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...

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.

The “Thinking” series includes “Thinking Out Loud” on...

saidij@missouri.edu

JANET SAIDI is an assistant professor on the faculty of the Missouri School of Journalism and serves as the news director at KBIA 91.3 FM. Saidi has contributed to National Public Radio, the BBC and BBC World Service, and her writing has...

Host, Global Journalist

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

Jim Flink is working with the prestigious Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI) at The Missouri School of Journalism, identifying and...

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...

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...

Assistant 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...