News Director Bob Beck reflects on 25 years at WPR

Jun 21, 2013

Wyoming Public Radio News Director Bob Beck hosts Morning Edition at WPR’s studio in Laramie
Wyoming Public Radio News Director Bob Beck hosts Morning Edition at WPR’s studio in Laramie
Credit Willow Belden

Wyoming Public Radio’s news director, Bob Beck, has been with the station for 25 years this month. During that time, the station has received 81 national, regional and state awards. Bob himself is a two-time winner of Edward R. Murrow awards and has contributed to two Emmy-award-winning television projects.

He’s covered the Wyoming Legislature longer than any other broadcaster in the state, and he’s helped WPR grow from being a small station covering southeast Wyoming, to a nationally recognized operation covering the entire state. Bob joined Wyoming Public Radio’s Willow Belden to talk about his time at WPR. He says a lot has changed since he started here in 1988.