People

  • 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...

  • Producer | Announcer

    Jake joined VPR in 2016 as a producer and announcer. He spends much of the day working with the programming team, producing shows and podcasts, and helping to organize membership drives. He also guides you through VPR's afternoon programs...

  • 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...

  • Host, Vermont Edition & But Why

    Jane Lindholm hosts the award-winning Vermont Public Radio program Vermont Edition. She is also the host and creator of

  • Sustaining Membership Coordinator

    Jean joined the Membership Department at VPR in 2009, and manages VPR’s sustaining membership program. Jean was formerly a customer service manager for the U.S. and Canada with two Vermont companies, Zutano and April Cornell.  

    In her...

  • Development Associate

    Jill Haas is a Development Associate with VPR.

  • Director of Technology and Engineering

    Joe has held senior technology positions in radio for talk and music stations, and in TV at The Weather Channel and Turner Broadcasting. Joe also worked for Vermont PBS and is the past chair of the PBS Technology Committee (ETAC). He was...

  • Host, My Place

    Joel has been a part of Vermont's radio scene since 1964. He began his career at WIPS in Ticonderoga, New York. In 1965, he moved to WFAD in Middlebury, Vermont, where he attended Middlebury College. Over the years, Joel worked at radio...

  • Production Engineer

    John has two decades experience in production as an audio engineer, musician and filmmaker. He has engineering and production credits on a wide range of musical projects, from Philip Glass to Phish, and television credits on programs aired...

  • News Director

    A veteran Vermont reporter, John joined VPR in 2001. Previously, John was a staff writer for the Sunday Times Argus and the Sunday Rutland Herald, responsible for breaking stories and in-depth features on local issues. He has also...

  • Senior Vice President & Chief Content Officer

    John Van Hoesen is the Senior Vice President and Chief Content Officer at VPR. He oversees content on VPR News, VPR Classical and VPR.net. He has also served as news director and vice president for news at VPR.

    Since 2001, VPR has been...

  • Director Of Digital Services

    Jonathan joined VPR in 2007 and, as part of the digital services team, works on VPR.net, social media and mobile services. Learn more about his background on...

  • Director of VPR Music

    Kari has a Master of Music degree from McGill University in Oboe Performance and Orchestral Studies, and is an alum of the Vermont Youth Orchestra. During her time at VPR, she has also managed a major project to digitize a classical music...

  • New England News Collaborative Reporter

    Kathleen Masterson is VPR's New England News Collaborative reporter. She covers energy, environment, infrastructure and labor issues for VPR and the collaborative. Kathleen comes to Vermont having worked as a producer for NPR’s science desk and...

  • Broadcast/Transmission Engineer

    Kira Parker is as Broadcast/Transmission Engineer at VPR.

  • Staff Accountant

    Laura is VPR's Staff Accountant.

  • Director of Facilities & Sustainability

    Laurie joined VPR in 1998 as an Accounting Associate with over 10 years experience.  After being with VPR for 5 years, she transitioned into the position of Facilities Manager being responsible for the daily maintenance and upkeep of the...

  • Manager of Philanthropic Giving

    Leanne is a Manager of Philanthropic Giving for VPR.

  • 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...

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