Business & Ops Director
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...
Host / Production Coordinator
Bob Meyer is in charge of production at NPR Illinois, and also serves as the station's main on-air host. Bob joined the station in February of 2000.
The director of the Public Affairs Reporting (PAR) graduate program is Professor Charles N. Wheeler III, a veteran newsman who came to the University of Illinois at Springfield following a 24-year career at the Chicago Sun-Times.
Statehouse Reporting Interndcant4@uis.edu
Derek Cantù is NPR Illinois' graduate student Public Affairs Reporting intern for the spring 2021 legislative session.
Derek earned a B.S. in History and Secondary Education from Bradley University and an M.S. in Curriculum ...
Hannah covers state government and politics for NPR Illinois and Illinois Public Radio. Hannah previously covered the statehouse for The Daily Line and Law360, and also worked a temporary stint at political blog Capitol Fax in 2018.
Bluegrass Breakdown Host
Jennifer Ramm is a bluegrass musician and fan based in Springfield, Illinois. Her love for the music began when she was growing up in Michigan and her family inadvertently attended a bluegrass festival. She plays fiddle and sings with the...
Mary reports for NPR Illinois and the Illinois Newsroom. She graduated from the Public Affairs Reporting program at the University of Illinois Springfield, where she spent a legislative session covering statehouse news for The Daily Herald<...
Maureen Foertsch McKinney is the NPR Illinois News Editor and a lead editor of Illinois Issues' feature articles, working with freelance writers, and is curator of the Equity blog. Maureen joined the staff in 1998 as projects editor....
Michelle Eccles anchors NPR Illinois' Morning Edition. Michelle has more than 30 years of experience in broadcasting which all began at her high school radio station, Homewood-Flossmoor High School in Flossmoor, Illinois. She attended Southern...
Director of Development / Community Advisory Board, Ex-Officionbogd2@uis.edu
Nice earned her B.A in Communications from UIS. She has been creating measurable results in managing corporate communications, fundraising, advertising, external affairs, community relations, government relations, marketing...
General Manager / COMMUNITY ADVISORY BOARD, EX-OFFICIO
Randy Eccles became NPR Illinois general manager in 2013 after serving as development director since moving to Springfield in 2008. In 2014, Randy led the team that added Illinois Issues into the NPR...
Director of Editorial / COMMUNITY ADVISORY BOARD, EX-OFFICIO
Sean has led the NPR Illinois news operations since the fall of 2009. He replaced the only other person to do so in the station's history, Rich Bradley. Prior to taking over the News Department, Sean worked as Statehouse...
Planned & Major Gifts
Terri Hempstead coordinates planned and major gifts to support NPR Illinois.
Terri joined the UIS Office of Advancement as Director of Development in April of 2018. As part of her duties, she works with NPR Illinois Development...
Yona Stamatis hosts and produces special arts coverage of the Illinois Symphony Orchestra on NPR Illinois | 91.9 UIS including interviews and music engagement events.
Dr. Stamatis joined the University of Illinois...