People

  • Digital News Editor

    Ashley Dean is the digital news editor for New Orleans Public Radio.  Before coming to New Orleans, she was the editor of Denverite, a digital news startup now under the Colorado Public Radio umbrella. Prior to that she was a copy editor and...

  • Coastal Reporter

    Betsy Shepherd covers environmental news and is producing a podcast on the Civil Rights Movement in small-town Louisiana. She won a regional Edward R. Murrow award for a feature she reported on Louisiana’s 2016 floods.

    Before joining New...

  • Saturday Host

    Cynthia is WWNO’s Saturday host.  She followed a BFA in sculpture from Rhode Island School of Design with stints as an actress (Aliens) and recording artist (Red Flame/Virgin 10 Records) in New York, London and Los Angeles –...

  • Producer & Morning Edition Host

    "This is NPR's Morning Edition, at 89.9 WWNO. Good Morning, I'm Diane Mack."

    Many of you awake to that greeting each morning as Diane brings you the day's news as WWNO's host for NPR's Morning Edition. Diane is a native New...

  • News Reporter

    Eileen is a news reporter and producer for WWNO. She researches, reports and produces the local daily news items. Eileen relocated to New Orleans in 2008 after working as a writer and producer with the Associated Press in Washington, D.C. for...

  • Producer

    Eve Abrams first fell in love with stories listening to her grandmother tell them; it’s been an addiction ever since.

    Eve is a radio producer, writer, audio documentarian, and educator....

  • Classical Music Producer

    A native of Charlotte, North Carolina, and alumnus of the University of New Orleans, Farrar Hudkins served WWNO as Announcer/Producer, Chief Announcer, Chief Classical Announcer/Producer, and interim Music Manager, between August 2001 and May...

  • Operations Director
  • Host of Music Inside Out

    Gwen Thompkins is a New Orleans native, NPR veteran and host of WWNO's Music Inside Out, where she brings to bear the knowledge and experience she amassed as senior editor of Weekend Edition, an East Africa correspondent, the holder of...

  • Membership Manager

    Hallie Sheck joined the team at WWNO in the summer of 2011 while studying to get her Masters of Arts Administration from the University of New Orleans.

    Prior to enrolling in the university, Hallie’s past experience was predominantly in...

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