People

  • Director of Corporate Support

    Lesli Blount leads the VPR team that provides opportunities for companies to grow their business while demonstrating their support for VPR through underwriting, sponsorships and partnerships.

    Lesli joined VPR in January 2012, following...

  • Reporter

    Liam is VPR's reporter covering Burlington and Chittenden County.

    He also serves as an occasional fill-in host for Morning Edition and All Things Considered.

    Liam  joined VPR in 2015 as a board operator,...

  • Classical Host

    Linda Radtke, the host of the VPR Choral Hour, has spent a lot of time through the years in the VPR studio singing with Counterpoint and other choral ensembles, volunteering for pledge drives, and recording for the commentary series.<...

  • Human Resources Support

    Lise Larivée works in HR Support.

  • Operations Specialist

    Liz began announcing part-time on VPR in 2007. Born and raised in Massachusetts, Liz attended UVM where she earned a BA in Geography. On the day after graduation she got on a plane for an Alaskan summer job, and stayed there for 13 years. After...

  • Special Projects Reporter/Producer

    Lynne is a producer/reporter for special VPR News projects. Lynne joined VPR in 2002. A veteran broadcast producer, she spent 12 years as field producer at ABC affiliate WCVB in Boston, where she did reporting and writing for the award-winning...

  • Assistant News Director

    Mark Davis has spent more than a decade working as a reporter in Vermont, focusing on both daily and long-form stories. Most recently, he worked for five years at Seven Days, the alt-weekly in Burlington, where he won national awards for his...

  • Board Operator

    Mary Carol joined VPR in January of 2013.  She began her broadcast career 25 years ago as news director at WEZF in Colchester.  She has a BA in Economics and Fine Arts from St. Michael’s College and an MFA in acting from Catholic University of...

  • Senior Producer/Announcer

    Mary joined VPR in October 2011. She earned a B.A. in Journalism from St. Michael's College and has spent the last two decades on-air and as a producer at several stations up and down the Champlain Valley radio dial.

    Mary operated a...

  • Producer, Vermont Edition

    Originally from Delaware, Matt moved to Alaska in 2010 for his first job in radio. He spent five years working as a radio and television reporter, as well as a radio producer, talk show host, and news director. His reporting received awards...

  • Producer

    Meg Malone is a producer for Vermont Public Radio. She joined VPR in May 2016 as the digital producer for Vermont Edition.

    She grew up in South Burlington and has a B.A. in journalism from Ithaca College and an M.S. in...

  • Development Services Coordinator

    Melissa joined VPR in March of 2019 as the development services coordinator. Holding a degree in professional writing from Champlain College, Melissa has served Vermont's nonprofit sector for over five years in the realms of grant writing,...

  • Producer, 'But Why' podcast

    Melody is a Producer for But Why: A Podcast For Curious Kids.

    She was formerly VPR's deputy news director, Morning Edition producer and a reporter covering Addison and Franklin...

  • Manager of Marketing and Communications

    Michelle manages VPR's strategic and day-to-day marketing and communications. A graduate of Boston University's College of Communications, Michelle moved to Vermont on a whim and joined VPR in 2002. Prior to that, she was a reporter for the

  • Local Host, Morning Edition

    A graduate of NYU with a Master's Degree in journalism, Mitch has more than 20 years experience in radio news. He got his start as News Director at NYU's college station, and moved on to a News Director (and part-time DJ position) for...

  • Reporter

    Nina has been reporting for VPR since 1996, primarily focusing on the Rutland area. An experienced journalist, Nina covered international and national news for seven years with the Voice of America, working in Washington, D.C., and Germany....

  • Digital Services Specialist

    Noah is VPR's Digital Services Specialist. He joined VPR in 2017.

  • Sound Engineer

    As a former recording studio owner and jazz fusion pianist, Peter brings a unique perspective when engineering music for VPR. He apprenticed during the 1980's at the same NYC studio where Madonna, Duran Duran and B-52's recorded iconic albums....

  • Reporter

    Peter Hirschfeld covers state government and the Vermont Legislature. He is based in VPR’s Capital Bureau located across the street from Vermont’s Statehouse.

    Hirschfeld is a leading Vermont journalist who has covered the Statehouse...

  • Director of Human and Financial Resources

    Mona Sheppard brings a multi-industry perspective to leadership. She is known for her straight talk and enthusiasm for helping people. She enjoys a friendly collaborative style with all stakeholders and values listening and analyzing to help...

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