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  • Reporter For Southern Vermont & The Connecticut River Valley

    Howard Weiss-Tisman is VPR's reporter for Southern Vermont & the Connecticut River Valley. He worked at the Brattleboro Reformer for 11 years, reporting on most towns in the region and specializing on statewide issues...

  • Producer | Announcer

    Jake joined VPR in 2016 as a producer and announcer. He spends much of the day working with the programming team, producing podcasts, directing Vermont Edition and coordinating membership drives. Jake also guides you through VPR's...

  • 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...

  • Corporate Support Associate

    Jenn Jarecki joined VPR in March 2018, bringing with her years of project and client management experience. After graduating with a degree in Directing from Tufts University, Jenn oversaw retail accounts at the San Francisco letterpress company...

  • 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...

  • Senior Reporter, New England News Collaborative

    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 Strategies

    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 Programming

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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.<...

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