People

  • Statehouse Bureau Chief/ The Players Blog

    Read Amanda's "The Players" blog.

    Amanda Vinicky has covered Illinois politics and government for WUIS and the Illinois Public Radio network since 2006.  Highlights...

  • Host / Production Manager

    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.

  • Reporter/State of the State

    Brian Mackey covers state government and politics for NPR Illinois and a dozen other public radio stations across the state. He was previously A&E editor at The State Journal-Register and Statehouse bureau chief for the Chicago...

  • Analyst/ Ends and Means Blog
  • Let's Talk Kids Host

    Claudia Quigg is the Executive Director of Baby TALK and writes the Let's Talk Kids parenting segment and column that honor the expertise parents have about their own children...

  • 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

  • Reporter / Education Desk
  • Chief Engineer
  • Illinois Issues Editor/ Past Due Blog

    Read Jamey's "Past Due" blog.

    No other publication explains Illinois as well as Illinois Issues.  No other publication has the audience of Illinois Issues<...

  • 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...

  • 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 Founding Editor/Host

    An ardent foreign-adventurist with chronic and gravitational home-soil leanings, Joanna Beth Tweedy is the founding editor and host of Quiddity International Literary Journal and Public-Radio Program.

    In addition to her debut...

  • Major Gifts Officer

    Lynne Slightom is a 1992 graduate of UIS (then Sangamon State) in communications and earned an MPA from UIS in 2003, as well as a certificate in nonprofit fundraising. First in her family to attend college, Lynne says if it weren’t for Sangamon...

  • News Editor / Equity Blog

    Read Maureen's "Equity" blog.

    Maureen Foertsch McKinney is the NPR Illinois News Editor and a lead editor of Illinois Issues' feature articles,...

  • Sponsorship Account Executive
  • Engagement & Membership

    Springfield

    Advisory Board Ex-Officio, Recorder

    Rachel’s professional experience includes marketing, advertising, and management in healthcare, media, and the nonprofit industry.   She has a Bachelor’s and...

  • Journalist / Illinois Edition Producer / Host of: The Scene, Heartland & The P-Units

    Rachel's reports focus on the arts, community, and diverse culture. She produces NPR Illinois' original program, Illinois Edition. She also hosts The Scene, which airs on Thursdays and features cultural happenings in the...

  • General Manager/Publisher

    Springfield

    Advisory Board, Ex-Officio Member

    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

  • Director of Finance
  • 2016 PUBLIC AFFAIRS REPORTING PROGRAM GRADUATE INTERN - STATEHOUSE
  • Sangamon Valley Roots Revival Host/Bedrock 66 Live Producer
  • Managing Editor / Illinois Edition

    Chatham

    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...

  • Business Manager
  • Business/Development Assistant