Contributors | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio
Aileen Humphreys hosts Saturday and Sunday mornings on WAMU 88.5. A former print reporter and photographer, Aileen started her broadcast career in Washington, D.C., at the PBS NewsHour. Previously...
Schweitzer is a reporter, editor, and web producer for WAMU 88.5. She writes news, updates WAMU.org, and edits the station's music website, Bandwidth. Prior to WAMU, Schweitzer worked at ...
Trull covers morning drive for WAMU. He also follows issues related to the metro D.C. area's LGBTQ and Latino communities. Trull has been a journalist since 1988. He began his career in Miami, where...
Dejean does a little bit of everything—from filing stories to keeping tabs on the latest local news. The youngest member of our news team got her radio chops interning for Houston Public Radio, where...
Russo is WAMU's "guy on the coast", serving as both the Coastal Reporter and the host of Coastal Connection, a weekly public affairs program which airs on WRAU 88.3 in Ocean City on Fridays at noon...
Chester is a web producer for WAMU 88.5. He supplements and posts content from the WAMU news team, maintains the station’s presence on social media channels, and writes original stories for both the...
Francis has worked alongside some of the most influential media executives in the U.S. during his 25 years as a news anchor, including FOX News President and chairman, Roger Ailes, former CNN...
Berman is a reporter for WAMU 88.5’s Metro Connection. Berman is a graduate of the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies and the University of Michigan. Her stories have aired nationally on NPR's...
Fenston is WAMU's Senior News Editor for Special Projects. He came to the station after a year in the Show Me State, covering issues of health, wealth and poverty in rural Missouri. He also worked as...
Walker has been a contributor to Metro Connection since 2011. Walker has covered music and sports for WAMU, but he is perhaps best-known for his work as producer of DC Dives, a monthly series...
Jordan returned to WAMU 88.5 as Midday Host/Anchor in October 2012. Throughout the day, she brings listeners updates on weather, local news, and what's ahead during upcoming shows. Jordan also served...
Joe Warminsky has spent nearly two decades working as a journalist in and around Washington.
Wilson spent five years working as a local television reporter at stations in Indiana and Arkansas. After growing tired of local TV news, he arrived in the WAMU Newsroom in 2008 as volunteer and...
Cardoza reports on area news, with a special focus on children, education and poverty. Cardoza has won numerous awards for her work. In 2012 she received the regional Edward R. Murrow Award for Hard...
Landau joined the Metro Connection team in May 2011 as the program’s first-ever intern. She started with smaller assignments, and gradually worked her way up to reporting full stories. In her time at...
Lauren Ober is a reporter/producer for Metro Connection. Her stories cut across a range of topics, from affordable housing to Persian dodgeball to the grass on the National Mall. In addition to WAMU...
Austermuhle joined WAMU as a web producer and reporter in April 2013. Prior to that, he served as editor-in-chief for DCist.com, and has written for the Washington City Paper, Washington Diplomat and...
Di Caro has been WAMU's transportation reporter since February 2012. He covers local and regional issues challenging the residents of the heavily-congested, transit-friendly Washington metropolitan...
Bush is the Maryland reporter for WAMU. He can be found most of the time on the job in Annapolis, Rockville, or Upper Marlboro covering state and county governments. He's a native of Pittsburgh,...
Based on Capitol Hill, Matt Laslo is an award-winning reporter who has covered Congress, the White House and the Supreme Court since 2006. While he’s filed stories for NPR and more than 40 of its...
McCleskey joined the WAMU staff in 2004 and moved to the morning shift in 2008. For many WAMU listeners, Matt's voice is the first thing they hear each day. McCleskey also has worked as a producer...
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...
Pope is an award-winning author and journalist who lives in Old Town Alexandria. He has reported for WAMU, Connection Newspapers, the New York Daily News and the Tallahassee Democrat. A native of...
Arpino is a web producer for The Diane Rehm Show and The Kojo Nnamdi Show at WAMU. Her work has been published by The Washington Post and Investigative Reporting Workshop. Born and raised in...
Pat Brogan joined the WAMU 88.5 news team in 2007 after four years as a managing editor at WMAL-AM and a brief stint at WTOP-FM, both in Washington, D.C. Prior to that, Brogan served nine years as a...
Madden is the District Reporter at WAMU. He has covered city hall for the past four years and has won several awards for his coverage, including last year's Edward R. Murrow for investigative...
Blatt served as WAMU’s senior news editor for special projects until March 2014. In that role, her work focused on in-depth reporting, political coverage and community engagement. Blatt coordinated...
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...
Pettigrew started her radio career in 1988 while a student at Michigan State University. Pettigrew worked as a news director, anchor, editor, reporter, morning-show sidekick, DJ and sports...
Tamika Smith is a multimedia journalist in the D.C. area. She reports on various local issues, from politics to the environment. Smith began her career at National Public Radio's Tell Me More with...
Tara Boyle is a managing producer for WAMU 88.5 News. She oversees Metro Connection, WAMU's weekly newsmagazine program, as well as Coastal Connection, a weekly public affairs program for listeners...