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Angela Evancie

Director of Engagement Journalism & Executive Producer of Brave Little State

Angela Evancie is VPR's Director of Engagement Journalism and the Executive Producer of Brave Little State, the station's people-powered journalism project.

Brave Little State answers audience questions about Vermont. Its people-powered method has resulted in coverage of everything from youth flight and mysterious road names to climate change and Vermont's overwhelming whiteness. In its first four years of production, the show has been recognized with five Edward R. Murrow awards — two national awards in the news documentary category, and three regional awards for news documentary and use of sound — as well as a 1st Place Public Media Journalists Association (PMJA) Award for Audience Engagement

Angela launched the show in 2016 with former VPR All Things Considered host Alex Keefe. In 2017, she became VPR's first managing editor for podcasts, and helped incubate signature projects such as JOLTED, My Heart Still Beats and The Frequency, VPR's daily news podcast.

Angela joined VPR's news team in 2013 as as a digital producer; she became the station's first digital editor for news in 2015. Her work on the team helped earn VPR a 2016 national Edward R. Murrow Excellence in Video award for a Lego explanation of how the Iowa caucus works, a 2015 Associated Press Media Editors (APME) Community Engagement award for VPR's Traces Project and a 2014 Public Radio News Directors Incorporated (PRNDI) award for VPR's multimedia campaign coverage.

Angela has contributed work to NPR, This American Life, Here and Now and The Atlantic, among other outlets. She launched her journalism career with a 2010 Compton Mentor Fellowship and a 2011 Middlebury Fellowship in Environmental Journalism. 

Angela attended Middlebury College and holds a master of arts degree from the Middlebury Bread Loaf School of English. A native of Addison County, she now lives in the Upper Valley.