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...

  • Arnie Seipel delivers weather forecasts five times daily on NPR Berlin. He is also a producer for NPR’s coverage of U.S. elections. Arnie previously worked as a production assistant with the promotions department at NPR, as well as the live...

  • Ashleigh is a senior at Missouri State University majoring in broadcast journalism with a minor in communication. She hopes to move to the south after graduating with her masters.  Ashleigh loves to travel, read, and write poetry. She also...

  • Ashley Gross is KPLU's business and labor reporter, covering everything from Amazon.com and Boeing to garbage strikes. She joined the station in May 2012 after working for five years at WBEZ in Chicago, where she reported on business and the...

  • Ashley Lopez is a reporter for WGCU News. A native of Miami, she graduated...

  • Ashley Westerman is an assistant producer with Morning Edition and occasionally directs the show. Since joining the staff in June 2015, she has helped produce coverage of all sorts of notable happenings — including the European migrant...

  • Digital Content Director

    Austin Federa left KBIA in May of 2015. 

    Austin Federa served as KBIA's Digital Content Director. He is a graduate of Lawrence University and holds a degree in Political Science, and Environmental Studies. He came to KBIA from...

  • Since January 2004, Austin Jenkins has been the Olympia-based political reporter for the Northwest News Network. In that position, Austin covers Northwest politics and public policy as well as the Washington State legislature. You can also see...

  • Student Reporter

    Beatriz Costa-Lima is originally from São Paulo, Brazil, and is a student newscaster at KBIA. She is a graduate student at the Missouri School of Journalism studying documentary journalism.

  • Ben Allen was the Morning Edition host at KOSU, from March 2012 to October 2013.

    While at KOSU, he garnered a number of awards for his reporting,...

  • Ben Bradford is a city kid, who came to Charlotte from San Francisco by way of New York, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles. Prior to his career in journalism, Ben spent time as an actor, stuntman, viral marketer, and press secretary for a...

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