People

  • Student Reporter/Producer

    Annie Rees is a reporter and producer. She has been a contributing writer for Vox Magazine and a reporter for the Columbia Missourian. She is a second-year graduate student at MU.

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  • Annie Russell is VPR's weekend producer. She has interned for NPR at Weekends on All Things Considered and for WNYC at On The Media.  She is a graduate of Columbia Journalism School. She loves the Boston Celtics...

  • Anthony Kuhn is NPR's correspondent based in Bejing, China, covering the great diversity of Asia's countries and cultures. Throughout his coverage he has taken an interest in China's rich traditional culture and its impact on the current day....

  • Anya Kamenetz is NPR's lead education blogger. She joined NPR in 2014, working as part of a new initiative to coordinate on-air and online coverage of learning.

    Kamenetz is the author of several books. Her latest is The Art of Screen...

  • April Fulton is a former editor with NPR's Science Desk and a contributor to The Salt, NPR's Food Blog.

  • Ari Shapiro is a co-host of All Things Considered, NPR's award-winning newsmagazine.

    He has reported from above the Arctic Circle and aboard Air Force One. He has covered wars in Iraq, Ukraine, and Israel, and he has filed...

  • 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 Lisenby is the race, identity and culture reporter at St. Louis Public...

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

  • Ashley Westerman is an associate producer who occasionally directs the show. Since joining the staff in June 2015, she has produced coverage of a coal mine closing near her hometown, the 2016 Republican National Convention and...

  • Asma Khalid is a political reporter. She travels the country focusing on voters through the lens of demographics and economics.

    Before joining NPR's political team, Asma helped launch a new team for Boston's NPR station WBUR where she...

  • 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...

  • Ayesha Rascoe is a White House reporter for NPR.

    Prior to joining NPR, she covered the White House for Reuters, chronicling President Barack Obama's final year in office and the beginning days of the Trump administration. Rascoe began...

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