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NHPR's News Team
Wed June 4, 2014
Meet NHPR's Reporters
Want to know more about the voices behind NHPR's news coverage? Meet our reporters, and check out the links to their stories below.
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.
Todd Bookman, Health Reporter
Todd started as a news correspondent with NHPR in 2009. Before that, he spent nearly a decade in the non-profit world, working with international development agencies and anti-poverty groups.
Since joining NHPR, his reporting and coverage of health issues in the state, including the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, have earned Todd journalism accolades including several Edward R. Murrow Awards. He holds a master’s degree in public administration from Columbia University.
To read and listen to Todd's stories, click here.
Michael Brindley, Newscast Producer/Reporter
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. When he's not reporting, Michael can often be found searching for the best burrito in the Granite State and scouring local record stores for some classic vinyl.
To read and listen to Michael's reporting, 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.
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.
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.
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.
Ryan Lessard, News Correspondent
Before becoming a reporter for NHPR, Ryan devoted many months interning with The Exchange team, helping to produce their daily talk show. He graduated from the University of New Hampshire in Manchester with a major in Politics and Society and a minor in Communication Arts. While in school, he also interned for a DC-based think tank. His interests include science fiction and international relations. Ryan is a life-long Manchester resident.
Read and listen to Ryan's stories by clicking here.
Amanda Loder, Business & The Economy Reporter
Amanda joined New Hampshire Public Radio following four years of reporting and hosting at Spokane Public Radio in Washington State, where she was recognized with regional Edward R. Murrow and SPJ awards for her feature and series reporting.
During four years at SPR, she worked her way up from general assignment reporter to featurist, and was ultimately tapped to host All Things Considered. Amanda, a native Iowan, received her Bachelor’s degree in Spanish and Religious Studies from Lawrence University, and a Master’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from Syracuse University.
You can read and listen to Amanda's stories right here.
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.
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.