People

  • Announcer

    A native Vermonter and long-time VPR listener, Aaron joined the staff part-time in 2001. Currently he works in the telecommunications field during the week and can be found most Sunday mornings at VPR.

    He lived in San Francisco during...

  • Digital Producer

    Abagael is a digital producer at VPR.

  • Corporate Support Associate

    Aja Zoecklein is the corporate support associate for the Upper Valley region. Prior to joining the VPR team in March 2020, she worked as the Associate Director of the MFA in Film program at Vermont College of Fine Arts. Previously, she owned...

  • 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.

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  • Marketing & Engagement Coordinator

    Anna Ste. Marie is a VPR's marketing & engagement coordinator. Prior to that, she interned with Vermont Edition while receiving her B.A. in Media Studies, Journalism, and Digital Arts from St. Michael’s College in 2016 and joined...

  • Reporter

    Anna Van Dine is a reporter and co-host of The Frequency, VPR's daily news podcast, along with Henry Epp. She first joined VPR as an intern in 2019. Prior to that, she spent time at StoryCorps, the Vermont Folklife Center, and WNYU.

    Anna...

  • 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

  • Senior Reporter and Host, 'Vermont Edition'

    Bob is a veteran Vermont journalist, specializing in political reporting. He is based in VPR’s Capital Bureau located across the street from Vermont’s Statehouse. Prior to joining VPR full time in 2002, Bob ran the Vermont News Service for 21...

  • Accounting Assistant

    Brandy graduated from CCV in Graphic Design. She brings with her a wide experience in customer service from different business fields. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, watching movies, cooking, and playing board games.

  • Senior Vice President Of Development & Marketing

    Brendan Kinney oversees all of VPR’s fundraising efforts, including major and planned giving, membership, underwriting, foundation grants, and capital campaigns. He also manages VPR's efforts to reach new listeners. Kinney joined VPR in...

  • Broadcast/Transmission Engineer

    Brian is a broadcast engineer with responsibility for transmitter maintenance in the southern part of Vermont. He was involved in the construction of the VPR Classical network, and for VPR’s conversion to HD radio, and after sixteen years at...

  • News Editor

    Brittany Patterson joined VPR in December 2020. Previously, she covered energy and environment for West Virginia Public Broadcasting and the Ohio Valley ReSource collaborative. She also teaches audio and video news writing at West Virginia...

  • Technology Services Associate

    Born and raised in Plattsburgh, New York, Bryant moved across Lake Champlain to Burlington shortly after he graduated from SUNY Plattsburgh in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism with an English Minor. In his free time, Bryant...

  • Co-host & senior producer, Vermont Edition

    Connor Cyrus joined VPR as host and senior producer in March 2021. He was a morning reporter at WJAR in Providence, Rhode Island. A graduate of Lyndon State College (now Northern Vermont University), he started his reporting career as an intern...

  • Digital Producer

    Elodie has worked as a reporter at the Concord Monitor and the St. Albans Messenger. For the last couple of years she's been working as a freelance journalist as she pursued her MFA in nonfiction writing. She comes back to Vermont from...

  • PRODUCER, VERMONT EDITION

    Emily is a recent graduate of the University of Missouri. She graduated with a Bachelors of Journalism, and spent her time at Mizzou working at Columbia's NPR affiliate, KBIA, and interned at the Kansas City NPR affiliate KCUR. Emily was born...

  • Vice President of People & Culture

    Fran Tobin, Vice President of People & Culture, joined Vermont Public Radio and Vermont PBS in March 2021. She brought two decades of experience in human resource management in the private, public, and education sectors, including executive...

  • Development Systems Administrator

    Francesca Orsini is VPR's development systems administrator.

  • Studio/Broadcast Engineer

    Frank is a studio/broadcast engineer at VPR.

  • Senior Corporate Support Associate

    Gail has spent much of her life working in the arts, first as a performer then as a producer. After years of using the media to promote the live performing arts events she was producing, she decided to learn more about it from the inside out.<...

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