People

  • Announcer/Producer

    Darren Hellwege has hosted “Morning Edition” for over 27 years on KBIA, and serves as the station’s Sports Director and as host/producer of the “Thinking Out Loud” programs. The series has won a Missouri Broadcasters Association...

  • Managing Editor/Host, Global Journalist

    Jason McLure is the managing editor and host of Global Journalist. A New Hampshire native, he previously worked as a domestic correspondent for Reuters and as an Africa correspondent for Bloomberg News and Newsweek. His work has also...

  • 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...

  • News Director

    Ryan Famuliner joined KBIA in February 2011. Ryan previously worked as a general assignment reporter and videographer at WNDU-TV in South Bend, Ind. and as a reporter and anchor at the Missourinet radio network in Jefferson City, MO. He’s won...