People

  • Access Utah Producer | Weekend Host | Web Coordinator

    Emily Colby is majoring in Political Science at Utah State University, with a minor in Disability Studies. She grew up listening to NPR in the car with her mom, but had no radio experience before coming to UPR. Since joining the Access Utah...

  • UPR Management | Host, Morning Edition

    kerry.bringhurst@usu.edu

    At 14-years-old, Kerry began working as a reporter for KVEL “The Hot One” in Vernal, Utah.  Her radio news interests led her to Logan where she became news...

  • weekend host and producer

    Kirsten grew up listening to Utah Public Radio in Smithfield, Utah and now resides in Logan.  She has three children and is currently the Saturday morning host on UPR. Kirsten graduated from Utah State University with a Bachelor's degree...

  • Matthew LaPlante has reported on ritual infanticide in Northern Africa, insurgent warfare in the Middle East, the legacy of genocide in Southeast Asia, and gang violence in Central America. But a few years back, something donned on him: Maybe...

  • Mid-day host

    Nicholas Porath is a Logan native and music lover.  He recently graduated from USU with a degree in broadcast journalism.  It was while studying journalism that he found his niche and newfound love for radio.  He first started out as an intern...

  • Production Specialist | All Things Considered Host

    shalayne.needham@usu.edu

    Shalayne Smith Needham has worked at Utah Public Radio since 2000 as producer of Access Utah.  She graduated from Utah State University in 1997 with a BA in...

  • Undisciplined Host

    Shoshannah Buxbaum is a multimedia journalist with a passion for telling narrative-driven stories about health, politics and culture. She's reported features, news spots and a half-hour special for Utah Public Radio. Before that she spent...

  • UPR Management | Program Director | Access Utah Host

    tom.williams@usu.edu

    Tom Williams worked as a part-time UPR announcer for a few years and joined Utah Public Radio full-time in 1996.  He is a proud graduate of Uintah High School in...