People

  • Ashley grew up in Brigham City, but moved to Logan to attend Utah State University. She worked her way through school as a country music DJ at a commercial station, but discovered her love for public radio news as an intern reporter for UPR--...

  • 5:30 News Co-host / Reporter

    After graduating with a B.S. in Anthropology from the University of Utah, Elaine developed a love of radio while working long hours in remote parts of Utah as an archaeological field technician. She eventually started interning for the radio...

  • Access Utah Producer | Weekend Host

    Emily Colby is majoring in International Studies at Utah State University and planning to minor in Environmental Studies and Journalism. She serves as the president of USU’s Interfaith Student Association. She grew up listening to NPR in the...

  • 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...

  • Co-host of 'DEBUNKED'

    Dr. Sandra Sulzer is the Director of the Office of Health Equity and Community Engagement. She has a PhD in Sociology and, Community and Environmental Sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a specialization in medical sociology...

  • 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...

  • Host of 'DEBUNKED'

    Tim is in the last year of his undergraduate degree, where he is majoring in Human Biology and minoring in Cultural Anthropology. Tim's research experience lies in qualitative methods. He has conducted independent field work in Manila,...

  • 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...