KUER NPR Utah welcomes politics reporter, new position for producer
Emily Means will turn out to be one half of KUER Information’ political crew, becoming a member of reporter Sonja Hutson throughout an vital election cycle. Means joins the station from KPCW in Park Metropolis, the place she labored as a municipal reporter whereas additionally serving as a weekend host at KUER. Additionally, KUER’s Tricia Bobeda has been named the station’s director of viewers growth. On this new management position, Bobeda will oversee digital and viewers engagement technique whereas serving as challenge supervisor of particular initiatives. She was beforehand the station’s supervisor of podcasts and oversaw the launch and manufacturing of Preach.
“We’re excited that KUER listeners will hear much more from Emily and Tricia,” mentioned KUER station supervisor Joel Meyer. “With Utahns going through unprecedented challenges, KUER is dedicated to important, fact-based reporting and to serving our viewers throughout myriad platforms.”
Means has labored at public radio stations across the Wasatch Entrance. Along with her position at KPCW, she served as a producer and host at KCPW and as an affiliate producer on the KRCL program RadioActive.
“The KUER newsroom is hungry to inform good tales,” mentioned KUER information director Elaine Clark. “Emily is a go-getter who will likely be a terrific addition to the crew. She’s slogged by means of the Utah legislative session, moderated candidate debates and reported on metropolis politics. Furthermore, she’s carried out this with an eye fixed to telling the tales of the individuals affected by the legal guidelines and selections she has reported on.”
Means is moving into the political reporter place vacated by Nicole Nixon, who now works for Capital Public Radio in Sacramento, California.
Bobeda is a veteran digital journalist who joined the station in 2019 to launch and produce the podcast Preach, which is able to finish this month with the departure of host Lee Hale to NPR. Previous to KUER, Bobeda labored at WBEZ in Chicago as senior editor of multiplatform information and led the station’s day by day information operation throughout broadcast and digital platforms. She was additionally co-creator and co-host of the podcast Nerdette. Previous to that, she was a reporter and producer for the Lansing State Journal, her hometown paper.