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Rebecca Sheir

Host, Metro Connection

Sheir joined WAMU in 2009 as a news anchor, host and reporter. She became the host of Metro Connection in August 2010.

Sheir came to the nation's capital by way of Alaska, where she traveled amongst the moose and mountains as the host of AK, the award-winning show on the Alaska Public Radio Network. While in the Last Frontier, she also did reporting for NPR member station KTOO in Juneau.

Sheir's radio stories have won numerous awards – including the Third Coast International Audio Festival Directors' Choice Award – and have aired on public radio venues and programs, including All Things Considered, Weekend Edition, Marketplace, The Splendid Table, Latino USA, Only a Game, Here & Now, Interfaith Voices, Voice of America, Chicago Public Radio, New Hampshire Public Radio and Iowa Public Radio. She has taught her original radio essay/commentary course, "Radio Voices," at the University of Iowa and University of Alaska Anchorage.

Sheir received her BA from Columbia University in New York City, where she also worked in Off-Broadway theater production: first with Stephen Sondheim's Young Playwrights Inc., then with Naked Angels Theatre Company. She holds an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from the University of Iowa.


Articles Written by Rebecca Sheir

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Metro Connection Segments Why The Clara Barton National Historic Site Was 60 Years In The Making...
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Metro Connection Segments Why The Clara Barton National Historic Site Was 60 Years In The Making...
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Metro Connection Segments Lifelong Montgomery County Resident, Coach Warren Crutchfield Reflects On A Life ...
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Metro Connection Segments Why Is A Tiny Triangle Of Land In D.C. Dedicated To Sonny Bono? ...
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Metro Connection Segments Why Is A Tiny Triangle Of Land In D.C. Dedicated To Sonny Bono? ...
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Metro Connection Segments Inside The HQ Of D.C.'s Short-Lived But Influential Lesbian Separatist Collective ...
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Metro Connection Segments 'We Are The Joy Boys': Willard Scott Remembers Co-Host, Friend Ed Walker ...
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Metro Connection Segments 'We Are The Joy Boys': Willard Scott Remembers Co-Host, Friend Ed Walker ...
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Metro Connection Segments After Stints In Business And Government, Gabe Klein Embraces Fear Of Screwing Up ...
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Metro Connection Segments After Stints In Business And Government, Gabe Klein Embraces Fear Of Screwing Up ...
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Metro Connection Segments In Damp Metro Tunnels, Prehistoric Plants Thrive ...
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Metro Connection Segments In Damp Metro Tunnels, Prehistoric Plants Thrive ...
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Metro Connection Segments In The Midst Of Housing Crisis, Why Is D.C. Selling Off Public Housing? ...