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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




Book Review: 'Kinder Than Solitude'

Ellah Allfrey reviews Kinder Than Solitude, by Yiyun Li.

Plant Breeders Release First 'Open Source Seeds'

Scientists and food activists are launching a campaign to promote seeds that can be freely shared, rather than protected through patents and licenses. They call it the Open Source Seed Initiative.

John Edwards Resumes Career As Trial Attorney

The former U.S. senator and Democratic presidential hopeful is one of three attorneys representing a boy in a medical malpractice case in North Carolina.

When Parents Are The Ones Too Distracted By Devices

Parents often complain that smartphones keep their kids distracted from conversation. What happens when it's the other way around, when kids can't get their smartphone-glued parents' attention?