People

  • Staff Assistant

    Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Cait had no clue she was a mountain girl. Her beach loving family moved to the frigid Hallmark Winter Village of Logan, UT in February 2002 right after a two foot snow storm. The climate and...

  • Development Officer - underwriting

    A native of Cache Valley, Debbie grew up on a dairy farm in Wellsville and graduated from local schools. Her professional background includes working in print and digital media for more than 30 years. Debbie is a certified group fitness...

  • Chief Engineer

    When his dad said “Don’t play with that old radio, you’re going to get shocked,” 10-year-old Friend Weller was certainly looking out for his own best interests. What was at the time an elementary-school-aged hobby soon turned into a life-long...

  • DEVELOPMENT OFFICER - MEMBERSHIP

    Katie grew up in Orem, Utah but moved to Logan after high school to attend Utah State University. She graduated in 2015 with a BS in journalism and communications, and a BFA in drawing and painting. Katie got her start at UPR first as an...

  • UPR Management | Host, Morning Edition

    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 director for KBLQ while attending Utah State University.  She graduated USU with a...

  • Business Officer

    Melanie was raised in Brigham City. A former Aggiette,

  • Engineer

    Rick is our part-time engineer here at Utah Public Radio. He joined UPR as an engineering consultant shortly after retiring from USU Classroom and Multimedia Services (a former division of campus IT).  Initially, Rick helped write and...

  • Production Specialist | All Things Considered Host

    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 Sociology, emphasis on Criminology.  A Logan native, she grew up with an appreciation...

  • UPR Management | Program Director | Access Utah Host

    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 Vernal and Utah State University (B. A. in Liberal Arts and Master of Business...