Do you ever wonder who creates the stories and interviews you hear, see and read here at MPR News? The voices of the hosts and newscasters are a familiar daily presence, but the newsroom team also includes reporters in communities across the state, editors who shape the coverage and producers who work behind the scenes.
MPR News host Angela Davis talks with five new staff members about what inspired them to become journalists and what they do at MPR News.
We’ll learn about two new reporting priorities here at MPR News: the Native News initiative tells stories about and with Minnesota’s Indigenous communities, and a new early childhood education beat focuses on the health and education of young children. We’ll also hear from the producers who help bring you the news every weekday on Morning Edition.
Gracie Stockton is the lead producer for Morning Edition on MPR News.
Lukas Levin is an associate producer for Morning Edition on MPR News.
Kyra Miles is the early childhood education reporter for MPR News.
Leah Lemm is a senior editor with MPR News’ Native News Journalism Initiative.
Melissa Olson is a reporter with MPR News’ Native News Journalism Initiative.
Use the audio player above to listen to the full conversation.
Grow the Future of Public Media
MPR News is supported by Members. Gifts from individuals power everything you find here. Make a gift of any amount today to become a Member!