People

  • Education Reporter

    Phone: 307-766-5064
    Email: aschran1@uwyo.edu

    Before joining WPR, Aaron worked as a freelance reporter in Los Angeles, where he earned a master’s degree in audio journalism from the University...

  • Producer

    Adrian Shirk is a writer and editor raised in Portland, Oregon. She holds a BFA in Writing for Publication, Performance, and Media from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, and is a co-founder of The Corresponding Society, and its associated journal

  • Online Manager and Production Assistant

    Phone: 307-766-4180
    Email: arader1@uwyo.edu

    Anna Rader is the Online Manager and Production Assistant. She has a B.A. in Journalism with honors from the University of Wyoming and graduated in...

  • News Director

    Phone: 307-766-6626
    Email: btwo@uwyo.edu 

    Bob Beck has been News Director of Wyoming Public Radio since 1988.  During his time as News Director WPR has won 94 national, regional and state news...

  • Morning Edition Host

    Phone: 307-766-2241
    Email: cballar2@uwyo.edu

    Caroline comes to Wyoming by way of New York City, where she received her Bachelors in Global Liberal Studies from New York University and her...

  • Reporter

    Chelsea Biondolillo is originally from Portland, Oregon and comes to Laramie by way of several southern cities, including New Orleans, Austin, and Phoenix. She is currently an MFA candidate at the University of Wyoming in creative nonfiction...

  • Programming Volunteer

    Cordelia Zars is excited to be a new volunteer for Wyoming Public Radio this winter; she is currently taking a year off of college and is exploring opportunities in the world of public media.

    Cordelia grew up in Laramie, and last year...

  • Reporter
  • Research Assistant Reporter

    Erin Jones is pursuing an MFA in Creative Nonfiction and Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Wyoming, and has a BA in Geography from The University of Texas at Austin. She is mostly from Texas, but has also lived in Utah (red...

  • Programming Student Intern

    Esther Seville is a Journalism major currently working on her bachelors degree. She has lived in Wyoming her whole life but has dreams of living somewhere warmer along the east coast. She has been going to the University of Wyoming for the past...

  • Program Director and Morning Music Host

    Phone: 307-766-6624
    Email: wkirkpa1@uwyo.edu 

    Grady has taken a circuitous route from his hometown of Kansas City to Wyoming. Sometime after the London Bridge had fallen down, he moved to...

  • News Student Intern

    Jordan Giese is a political science major currently working on his bachelor's degree. He has lived in Wyoming all his life but has a focus on both local issues and international stories. He moved to Laramie just last year rediscovering Wyoming...

  • News Student Intern

    Originally from Chester County, PA, Jordan Harper comes to us by way of the South Carolina Low-Country and Coastal Carolina University. He is a junior majoring in journalism and hopes to one day become a reporter. When not in the office or in...

  • Reporter
  • Reporter, Inside Energy

    Email: lpaterson@insideenergy.org; leighpaterson@rmpbs.org

    Leigh Paterson was raised in New Jersey, graduated from Lehigh University in Pennsylvania, and then taught English at a culinary...

  • Reporter

    Phone: 307-766-2405
    Email: medward9@uwyo.edu   

    Melodie Edwards graduated with an MFA from the University of Michigan on Colby Fellowship where she received two Hopwood Awards in fiction and...

  • Cultural Affairs and Production Director

    Phone: 307-766-3587
    Email: mschweiz@uwyo.edu

    Micah Schweizer oversees arts and culture coverage on WPM. He’s had a taste of various cultures living in...

  • Reporter

    Phone: 307-766-5086
    Email: pbryan@uwyo.edu

    Miles previously worked at American Public Media’s Marketplace and National Public Radio’s Los Angeles bureau. His work has appeared on NPR’s Morning...

  • Reporter
  • Programming Student Volunteer

    Peter Steiner is a student at the University of Wyoming pursuing a degree in international studies. A native from Colorado, Peter enjoys riding bikes and climbing trees. He has just returned from living in Argentina where their focus and...

  • Programming Student Intern

    Rebecca Golden is a reporting intern for Wyoming Public Radio and an MFA candidate in creative nonfiction at University of Wyoming. She's the author of a memoir, "Butterbabe: The True Adventures of a 40-Stone Outsider" (Random House UK) and has...

  • Programming Student Intern

    Ryan Oberhelman is an MFA student in Creative Writing at the University of Wyoming.  He also holds and MA in English from the University of Nebraska where he worked as an Editorial Assistant with the literary journal Prairie Schooner,...

  • Energy and Natural Resources Reporter

    Phone: 307-766-0809
    Email: sjoyce3@uwyo.edu

    Stephanie Joyce reports on energy and natural resources for Wyoming Public Radio. Before joining WPR, she was the news director at a...

  • NEAT Program Coordinator

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