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  • ANNOUNCER/PRODUCER

    Aaron Hay hails from the suburbs of Kansas City and he took an unconventional route to KBIA. His love of music, however, has always been constant. From car rides with family and oldies sing-a-longs to trips to Peaches for LPs with Dad to buying...

  • Host, Views of the News

    AMY SIMONS teaches multi-platform reporting and editing to students in the convergence journalism interest area.

    Since joining the faculty in August 2010, Simons has developed an interested in international journalism,...

  • Announcer/Producer

    "The Voice Of Columbia," Darren Hellwege has hosted NPR's “Morning Edition” for over 30 years on KBIA, and serves as host/producer of the “Thinking Out Loud” programs. The series has won a Missouri Broadcasters Association award and gives...

  • Assistant News Director
  • Managing Editor/Host, Global Journalist

    Jason McLure is the managing editor and host of Global Journalist. A New Hampshire native, he previously worked as a domestic correspondent for Reuters and as an Africa correspondent for Bloomberg News and Newsweek. His work has also...

  • Senior Reporter

    Kristofor Husted is a senior reporter at KBIA in Columbia, Mo. Previously Husted reported for NPR’s Science Desk in Washington and Harvest Public Media. Husted was a 2013 fellow with the Institute for Journalism and Natural Resources and a 2015...

  • Program Director

    Kyle Felling was born in the rugged northwest Missouri hamlet of St. Joseph (where the Pony Express began and Jesse James ended). Inspired from a young age by the spirit of the early settlers who used St. Joseph as an embarkation point in their...

  • Co-Host, Thinking Out Loud

    Lee Wilkins, co-host of Thinking Out Loud, is a professor emerita of journalism at the University of Missouri. She taught at MU from 1990 through 2013 where she earned a Kemper Award for teaching and was later named a Curator’s Distinguished...

  • Chief Engineer

    After a successful career as a producer for well-known films and shows such as “Breaking Bad”, a stint in the 1980 Olympics on the US Men’s Hockey Team “Miracle on Ice,” two careers in the MLB and several political positions, Mark Johnson...

  • KBIA General Manager

    Under his leadership, KBIA has maintained a cume rating among the top five university-licensed public radio stations over the past 15 years, according to Arbitron. Since 1987, KBIA has more than tripled its membership funding. Dunn is an...

  • Digital Content Director

    Nathan Lawrence is an editor, documentary filmmaker and data journalist currently serving as digital content director for KBIA and Classical 90.5 in Columbia, Missouri. 

  • Health Reporter

    Rebecca Smith is a reporter and producer for the KBIA Health & Wealth desk. She was born and raised in Rolla, Missouri, and graduated with degrees in Journalism and Chemistry from Truman State University in May 2014. Rebecca comes to KBIA...

  • News Director

    Ryan Famuliner joined KBIA in February 2011. Ryan previously worked as a general assignment reporter and videographer at WNDU-TV in South Bend, Ind. and as a reporter and anchor at the Missourinet radio network in Jefferson City, MO. He’s...

  • Health Reporter

    Sebastián Martínez Valdivia is a health reporter and documentary filmmaker who focuses on access to care in rural and immigrant communities. A native Spanish speaker and lifelong Missouri resident, Sebastián is interested in the often...