People

  • Program Producer, Fresh Folk

    Originally from Virginia, Blair has lived in Logan for 20 years. She has earned degrees in Environmental Science, Earth Science Education, and Geology. She has been involved in the folk music community for many years, producing local concerts...

  • Development Director

    Bryan Earl has been with UPR since 1993. He graduated from Utah State University with a degree in Journalism and completed an internship at KOIN-TV in Portland, Oregon, before coming to UPR full-time.  When not in his garden, Bryan loves to...

  • 5:30 News Co-host / Reporter

    After graduating with a B.S. in Anthropology from the University of Utah, Elaine developed a love of radio while working long hours in remote parts of Utah as an archaeological field technician. She eventually started interning for the radio...

  • Program Producer, Contemporary Western Women

    Elaine Thatcher is an independent folklorist working in the West. She produces stories for the Contemporary Western Women series.

  • News Director | Host, Morning Edition

    At 14-years-old, Kerry began working as a reporter for KVEL “The Hot One” in Vernal, Utah.  Her radio news interests led her to Logan where she became news director for KBLQ while attending Utah State University.  She graduated USU with a...

  • Production Specialist | All Things Considered Host

    Shalayne Smith Needham has worked at Utah Public Radio since 2000 as producer of Access Utah.  She graduated from Utah State University in 1997 with a BA in Sociology, emphasis on Criminology.  A Logan native, she grew up with an appreciation...

  • Program Producer, Science Questions

    Sheri Quinn has been doing science radio for the past twelve years. She started the very first science radio program in Utah in 1999, and since has produced multiple national and international broadcasts, including producing an audio series on...

  • Program Producer, Science Questions

    Originally from Edmonton, Alberta, Suzi Montgomery has been in Salt Lake city since 1993. She holds a Bachelor's in Anthropology and a Master's in French Literature & Teaching and is currently an educator and the Senior Producer of SQ Radio...

  • Reporter

    Taylor Halversen is a reporter, engineer and occasional co-host for UPR news. She recently graduated summa cum laude from Utah State University with bachelor’s degrees in Communication Studies and Liberal Arts, and worked for UPR as a reporting...

  • Program Director | Access Utah Host

    Tom Williams worked as a part-time UPR announcer for a few years and joined Utah Public Radio full-time in 1996.  He is a proud graduate of Uintah High School in Vernal and Utah State University (B. A. in Liberal Arts and Master of Business...