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Meymo Lyons, Managing Editor, News

Meymo Lyons, Acting News Director

Meymo Lyons brings 27 years of experience in broadcast news to WAMU 88.5. Meymo served 8 years as news director, anchor, and reporter at radio station WITL in Lansing Mich., where she earned The Associated Press "Top Ten Contributor" award for seven consecutive years. The station earned more than 40 awards from the AP and Michigan Association of Broadcasters under Lyons' leadership. Most recently, Lyons was the assignments editor at WOOD-TV in Grand Rapids, Mich., and before that the managing editor at WILX-TV in Lansing, Mich. Lyons served 13 years as a member of The Associated Press Association of Michigan, and was president of the board for five years.


  • Sharon Rae Pettigrew , Senior News Editor - Newscasts
  • Rebecca Blatt, Senior News Editor - Special Projects
  • Matt McCleskey, AM News Anchor/Host
  • Jessica Jordan, Midday News Anchor/Host
  • Pat Brogan, PM News Anchor/Host
  • Jeanine Herbst, Weekend AM News Anchor/Host
  • Elliott Francis, Weekend PM News Anchor/Host
  • Sabri Ben-Achour, Environment Reporter
  • Kavitha Cardoza, Education Reporter
  • Patrick Madden, District of Columbia Reporter
  • Jonathan Wilson, Virginia Reporter
  • Michael Pope, Northern Virginia Reporter
  • Matt Bush, Maryland Reporter
  • Lauren Landau, Art Beat and "Door to Door" Reporter
  • Markette Smith, Reporter
  • Armando Trull, Reporter
  • Rebecca Sheir, Metro Connection Host
  • Tara Boyle, Managing Producer
  • Bryan Russo, Coastal Connection Host
  • Emily Berman, Metro Connection Reporter
  • Rachael Schuster, "Door to Door" Reporter
  • John Hines, "Door to Door" Reporter
  • Martin Di Caro, Transportation Reporter



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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, April 24

You can see a creative dance group perform a physical ode to the natural world or check out an indie-soul singer who uses music to pay tribute to her roots.

Obama Gets A Taste Of Jiro's 'Dream' Sushi In Name Of Diplomacy

On the first leg of his Asian tour, the president stopped by the iconic sushi restaurant. David Gelb, who directed a documentary about the restaurant, says eating there is amazing and nerve-wracking.
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Environmentalists Turn To Campaign Finance Reform To Advance Cause

Frustrated by the lobbying power of oil and gas companies, environmenalists are joining the call for campaign finance reform in Washington.


FCC Set To Change Net Neutrality Rules

On Thursday, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission will propose new rules for how broadband providers should treat the Internet traffic flowing through their networks.