People

Statehouse Bureau Chief

Amanda Vinicky has covered Illinois politics and government for WUIS and the Illinois Public Radio network since 2006.  Highlights include reporting on the historic impeachment and removal from office of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, winning a...

Host
Executive Editor/ Anchor/ Reporter/ State Week Host
Host/Production Manager
Statehouse Reporter

Brian Mackey covers Illinois state government and politics from the WUIS Statehouse bureau. He was previously A&E editor at The State Journal-Register and Statehouse bureau chief for the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. He can...

Let's Talk Kids Host
Nightsounds Host

Dave Leonatti is an architect, freelance writer and self-professed music nut based in Springfield. He wrote music and performing arts reviews for the State Journal-Register. Dave started the Nightsounds program in the late 1980's.

Dave...

Chief Engineer

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Bluegrass Breakdown Host
Lincoln Library Concert Host

A native of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Jim played in orchestras up to his beginning years in college starting with cornet and later violin. He went to Indiana University, got his degree in librarianship and now works as a reference librarian for ...

Quiddity Host
Business Development
Harvest Desk Reporter

Harvest Public Media’s reporter at WUIS comes to the team with a diverse background in public, independent and commercial media production.  Beginning in 2011, Peter served as reporter and “Morning Edition” host for WUIS.  Prior to his start in...

Reporter

Hi! I cover local news including arts & culture and education. I'm a 2012 graduate of the Public Affairs Reporting Program at the University of Illinois Springfield. While working toward that degree I spent a semester covering the...

General Manager

WUIS Campus & Community Council 
Chair - Ex-Officio Member

Randy became WUIS' general manager in 2013 after serving as development director since moving to Springfield in 2008. 

The timing for returning to public radio...

Director of Finance

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Sangamon Valley Roots Revival Host/Bedrock 66 Live Producer
News Director/ Editor/ Anchor/ Illinois Edition Host

217-206-6408

Sean has been News Director for WUIS since the fall of 2009. He replaced the only other person to hold that title in the station's history, Rich Bradley. Prior to taking over the News Department, Sean worked as Statehouse...