Meet NHPR's Newsroom

Jun 4, 2014

Want to know more about the voices behind NHPR's news coverage? Meet our reporters, and check out the links to their stories below.

News Director Sarah Ashworth

  Sarah Ashworth, News Director

Sarah joined NHPR from Minnesota Public Radio, where she directed and produced Morning Edition. Prior to working at MPR, she was a producer for The Diane Rehm Show. She spent three years as a reporter and producer at Vermont Public Radio, working on the station’s one-hour talk program, Vermont Edition, and worked as news director at KBIA radio in Columbia, Missouri.

Sarah also served as an assistant professor of journalism at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Read more about Sarah here. 

Dan Barrick

Dan Barrick, Senior Editor for Politics & Public Policy

Dan directs NHPR's State of Democracy initiative, which explores how politics and public policy decisions affect the lives of Granite Staters. Before joining NHPR, Dan was deputy director of the New Hampshire Center for Public Policy Studies, an independent, non-partisan think tank.

He also worked for nearly a decade at the Concord Monitor in various roles, including State House reporter, business reporter, deputy city editor, and news editor. The New Hampshire Press Association named him Writer of the Year in 2010. Dan holds a degree from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. He lives with his wife and two children in Concord.

You'll find work from NHPR's State of Democracy project here.

Peter Biello, All Things Considered Host

Peter has served as a producer/announcer/host of Weekend Edition Saturday at Vermont Public Radio and as a reporter/host of Morning Edition at WHQR in Wilmington, North Carolina.

He’s won several AP awards for his journalism, which has appeared on NPR’s All Things Considered and This American Life. He’s also a fiction writer whose work appears or is forthcoming in Gargoyle, Lowestoft Chronicle, Green Writers Press, and South85 Journal.

To read and listen to stories by Peter, click here. 

Morning Edition Producer Michael Brindley

Michael Brindley, Morning Edition Producer

Before joining NHPR's news room, Michael worked for eight years at The Telegraph of Nashua, covering education and working as the metro editor. He started his career in journalism working as a reporter for the Derry News.

Michael is a New Hampshire native, born and raised in Nashua. He studied journalism at Keene State College.

To read and listen to Michael's reporting, click here. 

Brady Carlson, Reporter/Weekend Edition Host

Brady's tenure at NHPR has included a little bit of everything since he joined the station in 2005. As NHPR’s webmaster, he led NHPR.org's expansion into an Edward R. Murrow award-winning platform for online discussions and multimedia content, and he launched many of NHPR’s Facebook pages and Twitter feeds.

While serving as All Things Considered host for four years, he interviewed presidential hopefuls, authors, state lawmakers and other notable Granite Staters, while helping to add weekly segments such as Foodstuffs, Granite Geek and New England Snapshot. He’s guest hosted The Exchange, served as a frequent guest on Word of Mouth and helped to anchor NHPR’s election and primary night coverage.

Brady holds a Master’s Degree in Visual and Media Arts from Emerson College in Boston and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Science from Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois. He and his wife, Sonya, live in Concord with their sons Owen and Wyatt.

In addition to his NHPR work, Brady is finishing up his first book, a tour of the gravesites of the U.S. presidents, which is set for publication in 2016.

To read and listen to Brady's stories, click here. 

  

Emily Corwin, Seacoast Reporter

Emily worked on NPR's StateImpact project for a year, covering business & economy in New Hampshire, before transitioning to covering the Seacoast Region. Before coming to NHPR, Emily was the associate programmer for Public Radio Remix (PRX), and worked on other freelance projects in Boston. Emily studied cello performance and music composition at the California Institute of the Arts, then fell in love with public radio while schlepping between gigs on Los Angeles freeways.

You can read and listen to Emily's stories by clicking here.

Environment Reporter Sam Evans-Brown

  

Sam Evans-Brown, Environment & Education Reporter

Sam Evans-Brown has been working for  New Hampshire Public Radio since 2010, when he began as a freelancer. His work has won several local broadcast journalism awards, and he was a 2013 Steinbrenner Institute Environmental Media Fellow at Carnegie Mellon University. 

Sam studied Politics and Spanish at Bates College, and before reporting was variously employed as a Spanish teacher, farmer, bicycle mechanic, ski coach, research assistant, a wilderness trip leader and a technical supporter.

You can read and listen to Sam's stories by clicking here. 

Natasha Haverty, State of Democracy Politics and Policy Reporter

Natasha is an award-winning public media journalist whose work has appeared on NPR’s Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and on PRX.

Before coming to NHPR she worked at North Country Public Radio. She co-produced The Prison Time Media Project, a national series exploring the legacy of mass incarceration on the anniversary of the Rockefeller Drug Laws. Her investigative reporting has won recognition from the Society of Professional Journalists, PRNDI, Murrow, and the AP.

You can read and listen to Natasha's stories here. 

North Country/Features Reporter Sean Hurley

  

Sean Hurley, North Country & Features Reporter

Sean's distinctive voice and delivery are familiar to many NHPR listeners. An award-winning playwright and radio journalist, his fictional “Atoms, Motion & the Void” podcast has aired nationally on NPR and Sirius & XM Satellite radio. 

When he isn't writing stories or performing on stage, he likes to run in the White Mountains. Sean lives in Thornton with his wife Lois and his son Sam.  

To read and listen to Sean's work, click here. 

North Country Reporter Chris Jensen

  

Chris Jensen, North Country Reporter

Chris worked as a reporter for The Cleveland Plain Dealer for 25 years, covering topics including desegregation, the first Gulf War, fraud and the auto industry. He also wrote stories about competing in off-road races including the 1988 TransAmazon, the Baja 1000, the Paris-Moscow-Beijing Raid and Paris-Dakar.

Since 2007 he has lived in Bethlehem, covering the North Country for NHPR in addition to freelancing on automotive topics for The New York Times. He enlisted in the Army in 1968 and spent 15 months as a combat photographer in Vietnam. Chris graduated from George Washington University with a degree in journalism.

To read and listen to Chris's reporting, click here. 

Rebecca Lavoie, Digital Director

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Rebecca oversees NHPR's news website, on-demand content and social media strategy, digital-only projects and mobile applications. She works with reporters, program staff, and NHPR's State of Democracy unit to create quality journalism on the web. 

In 2010 Rebecca made the transition to radio from her career as a freelance writer. Along with her husband Kevin Flynn, she is co-author of four nonfiction true crime books, has written countless articles for local and national print and online publications including the Concord Monitor, New Hampshire Magazine, Around Concord, Newsweek, Playboy Magazine, and Playboy.com, and is the host of an independent podcast featuring authors talking about pop culture and true crime. 

Casey McDermott, Digital Reporter/Producer

Casey is an online reporter covering politics, policy and New Hampshire news. She also works on digital reporting projects for NHPR's newsroom.

Prior to joining NHPR, Casey worked at The Concord Monitor and held internships at ProPublica, the Student Press Law Center and the Chronicle of Higher Education. She studied journalism and sociology at Penn State but spent most of her days (and nights) in the newsroom of the independent student newspaper, The Daily Collegian. The Collegian was recognized nationally for its work during Casey's time as its managing editor and editor-in-chief.

You can read Casey's work right here.

Jason Moon, Reporter, Couch Fellow

Before joining NHPR in February of 2015, Jason interned with a variety of public radio organizations including StoryCorps, Transom.org, and WBHM in Birmingham, Alabama.

He studied philosophy, political science, and audio documentaries at Bennington College.

You can find Jason's stories here.

  

Jack Rodolico, Health & Science Reporter

Before joining NHPR in August 2014, Jack was a freelance writer and radio reporter. His work aired on NPR, BBC, Marketplace and 99% Invisible, and he wrote for the Christian Science Monitor and Northern Woodlands.

Before working in public radio, Jack worked as an environmental educator in just about every state in New England, most recently at the Harris Center in Hancock.

Jack comes from a rowdy family of Italians who wave their hands in the air while talking, and he competed for attention as a child by telling the loudest story. 

To read and listen to Jack's reporting, click here. 

Senior Political Reporter Josh Rogers

  

Josh Rogers, Senior Political Reporter

Josh has worked at NHPR since 2000. As NHPR’s reporter on the State House, congressional delegation, and elections, he lends his voice as political analyst for the regular series, On The Political Front.

Before joining the news room, Josh lived in New York, where he worked for a number of different magazines. His award-winning reporting regularly airs on national broadcasts of NPR’s Morning Edition and All Things Considered. Josh is also a frequent analyst on regional and national political talk shows. He grew up in Concord, and holds a Bachelor of Arts in American Studies from Reed College.

To listen to and read Josh's stories, click here. 

Paige Sutherland, Reporter

Reporter Paige Sutherland
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Before joining NHPR, Paige was a freelance writer for Boston's NPR affiliate WBUR, a freelance political reporter for WATD, and a general assignment reporter at the Boston bureau of The Associated Press.

A graduate of the graduate journalism program at Northwestern University, Paige received her undergraduate degree in Philosophy at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts.

To listen to and read Paige's stories, click here.

Digital Journalist Brian Wallstin

  

Brian Wallstin, Digital Journalist

Brian has more than 20 years of experience in journalism.  He has done in-depth investigative reporting for a variety of publications, including The Houston Press where he was a staff writer for more than eight years.  

As Assistant Professor at the University of Missouri, he taught and mentored undergraduate and graduate students in the School of Journalism.  He has held several editorial positions, including four and a half years as City Editor for  the Columbia Missourian, and has been a contributor to NHPR.org, notably during the 2012 elections. Brian has a Bachelor's in Journalism from the University of Missouri School of Journalism.  

Brian reports on-line at NHPR.org. You can read his reporting and blogs by clicking here.