Randy became the NPR Illinois general manager in 2013 after serving as development director since moving to Springfield in 2008. With the 2014 merger with Illinois Issues magazine, Randy also began serving as publisher.
Randy finds the public media mission to serve the community a great honor, "The commitment to credible information is critical and refreshing, especially as the commercial journalism model has contracted." Eccles confesses, "It's great to be a news junkie at one of Springfield's top news operations."
Randy previously worked at KTAR in Phoenix and WGN in Chicago. A Chicago area native, Randy also served stints at student-run stations WHFH, WONC, and WUEV.