People

  • Announcer/Board Operator

    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...

  • Local Host, All Things Considered/Reporter

    Alex is VPR's local All Things Considered host. He comes to Vermont from WBEZ-FM in Chicago, where he spent nearly five years, most recently as a political reporter. He's covered everything from federal corruption trials, to Illinois'...

  • Public Post Reporter

    Amy is an award winning journalist who has worked in print and radio in Vermont since 1991. She has been a VPR contributor since 2006, primarily covering the Lamoille Valley. Amy has a B.S in Broadcast Journalism from Syracuse University. She...

  • Digital Editor For News

    Angela Evancie is VPR's digital editor for news. A native of Addison County and a graduate of Middlebury College, she joined staff in 2013 as the station's first digital producer. Angela has contributed work to NPR, This American Life, Here...

  • All Things Considered Producer/Reporter

    Annie Russell is VPR's All Things Considered producer/reporter. She came to VPR from NPR's Weekends on All Things Considered and  WNYC's  On The Media.  She is a graduate of Columbia Journalism School.

  • Producer, VPR Commentary Series/Reporter

    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.

    Comfortable both on-air and behind the...

  • Host, Reporter

    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...

  • Vice President for Development and 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...

  • Vice President for Finance & Operations/CFO

    Brian is responsible for the day-to-day administrative operations of the station, including finance, accounting, legal and human resources. He joined VPR in 2006.

    Previously, Donahue served as Chief Operations Officer for the Chittenden...

  • Broadcast Engineer

    Brian joined VPR in 2003 having previously worked for VPR as a contractor for a number of years. He has also worked for Vermont Public Television.

    Brian's primary responsibility is VPR's transmitters. He's responsible for installation...

  • Chief Production Engineer

    Chris has more than 20 years experience as an audio engineer. In addition to his work for Vermont Public Radio, he has supervised the sound for television documentaries for the Discovery Channel, Turner Broadcast, and the Arts and Entertainment...

  • Development Services Manager

    Cody joined VPR in 2011 as a membership coordinator. Currently, she manages and executes a range of fundraising activities, including membership drives and direct mail campaigns. 

    Prior to VPR, Cody worked in Customer...

  • Digital Producer

    Emily Alfin Johnson is a digital producer for Vermont Public Radio. Prior to joining VPR in 2015, she worked as a producer for NPR’s On Point and with the NPR Digital Services. She’s a graduate of the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma,...

  • Coordinator of Development Services.

    Francesca Orsini is our VPR's Coordinator of Development Services.

  • Director Of Programming & Production

    Franny began her broadcast career at WRUV, the student station at the University of Vermont.  She has worked in radio more than 30 years as a journalist, on air host , writer and producer.  She has also served as press secretary on two Vermont...

  • 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.<...

  • Corporate Support Associate

    Haley LaBonte-Davey joined Vermont Public Radio as a Corporate Support Associate in May, 2016. She worked in development for the American Red Cross for 5 years and most recently worked in client services and marketing at Peak Veterinary...

  • Project Manager

    Heather Dieringer grew up in Vermont and returned after 15 years working on Wall Street. She has extensive experience working directly with executives and chief officers to develop and analyze long-term business strategies as well as day-to-day...

  • Reporter

    Howard Weiss-Tisman is VPR's southern Vermont correspondent, covering Windham and southern Windsor counties. He worked at the Brattleboro Reformer for 11 years, reporting on most towns in the region and specializing on...

  • VPR Classical Host

    James Stewart is VPR Classical's afternoon classical host. As a composer, he is interested in many different genres of music; writing for rock bands, symphony orchestras and everything in between.

    James received a Bachelor of Science in...

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