People

  • Engagement & Membership Coordinator

    Beatrice is the membership and engagment coordinator for NPR Illinois. 

    Previously, she was the Leadership Lived student worker for NPR Illinois during the 2017-2018 school year. Beatrice completed the Capital Honors Scholars Program...

  • 2015 Production Intern
  • Former Digital Engagement Producer

    Carter was the digital engagement producer at NPR Illinois 2017-2018. He graduated from the Capital Scholars Honors with a bachelors degree in communications from the University of Illinois at Springfield. 

  • 2014-2015 Graduate Research Assistant
  • Former Reporter

    Daisy reported for NPR Illinois from 2016-2019 when she moved to WGBH Boston to cover the 2020 election for The World. She graduated from the Public Affairs Reporting master’s  degree program at the University of Illinois Springfield, where she...

  • 2019 Public Affairs Reporting Intern
  • 2014-2015 Graduate Research Assistant
  • 2014 Public Affairs Reporting Intern - Statehouse, Freelancer

    Hannah covered state government and politics for WUIS and Illinois Public Radio while working toward a master's degree in Public Affairs Reporting from the University of Illinois at Springfield.

    She graduated from the University of...

  • 2016 Student Volunteer

    Helena Sund is an international student at UIS. In her home country Sweden, she worked as a social media reporter for one of the country's major newspapers. Her interest in foreign policy and communication brought her to Springfield, where...

  • 2015 Public Affairs Reporting Intern

    Jacqualine Simone Williams is a graduate student in the Public Affairs Reporting program at the University of Illinois Springfield. She spent 15 years as an independent reporter with the Milwaukee Courier and was an intern with...

  • 2014 Student Host / Production Assistant

    Josh worked as digital fundraising coordinator in 2014 then worked as a host and production assistant. 

  • 2018 Graduate Research Assistant

    Katie Buck is the new research assistant at NPR Illinois. She received her BA in Communications from Maryville University in St. Louis, where she also minored in History. She is pursuing her MA in History at UIS. Katie will also be assisting on...

  • 2014 Marketing & Technology Intern
  • 2014-2015 Digital Development Assistant

    Kristen graduated with a degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing following the Summer 2015 semester.

    In addition to her role as Digital Development Assistant, Kristen is a professional portrait photographer....

  • 2014 Public Affairs Reporting Program Graduate Intern - City

    Lee Strubinger completed the University of Illinois Springfield's Public Affairs Reporting graduate program and is currently in Colorado.

    He went to Illinois State University as an undergrad.  He worked for several media outlets,...

  • 2015 Public Affairs Reporting Program Graduate Intern - Statehouse

    Lisa Ryan is a graduate student in the public affairs reporting program at the University of Illinois at Springfield. She previously worked at Indiana Public Radio and the college radio station founded by David Letterman. She is a 2014...

  • Former Digital Engagement Producer

    Lizzie Roehrs is a graduate of the University of Illinois in Springfield. Her work is featured in the Community Voices program for NPR Illinois. Her passion is human interest stories. In addition to producing Community Voices, Lizzie also...

  • 2018 Public Affairs Reporting Intern

    Mary works as an intern for NPR Illinois' Illinois Issues. She is currently a student in the Public Affairs Reporting master's degree program at the University of Illinois Springfield and will graduate in May 2018. Prior to coming to...

  • 2020 Public Affairs Reporting Intern

    Mike Smith is a graduate Public Affairs Reporting intern for the spring 2020 legislative session.

  • Illinois Issues Marketing Student Worker

    Moyo Adeolu is a full time undergraduate student at the University of Illinois Springfield. She is studying communications with a concentration in Marketing, and will graduate Spring 2016. She hopes to one day enter the field of Broadcast...

  • 2016-2017 Student Volunteer - Bedrock
  • 2020 Public Affairs Reporting Intern

    Olivia Mitchell is a graduate Public Affairs Reporting intern for the spring 2020 legislative session.

  • 2015 Public Affairs Reporting Program Graduate Intern - Illinois Issues

    Rhonda Gillespie is in the Public Affairs Reporting graduate program at University of Illinois Springfield and covers state government and politics for Illinois Issues magazine. She was previously managing editor of the Chicago...

  • 2016 PUBLIC AFFAIRS REPORTING INTERN - STATEHOUSE
  • 2017 Public Affairs Reporting Intern - Statehouse

    Tom reports on statehouse issues for NPR Illinois.  He's currently a Public Affairs Reporting graduate program student at the University of Illinois Springfield.  He graduated from Macalester College.  Tom is from New York City where he also...

  • 2014 Photography Intern
  • 2015 RIS Student Worker