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Betty Smith

Betty Smith-Mastaler

Programming Producer

Betty was and still is VPR's first full time employee, hired in 1976 to handle a variety of administrative aspects. Once the station began broadcasting in 1977, she also served as an on-air host.

For years Betty produced the VPR commentary series. She is now a programming producer and is connecting Vermonters one conversation at a time with StoryCorps One Small Step. She is based in VPR's Norwich studio.

Prior to joining VPR, Betty was a local AM radio personality and actress.