People

  • Assistant News Director & Online Managing Editor

    Dani, hailing from Highland, Utah, graduated from Utah State University with a BS in journalism and a minor in art history. The plan was to become an art critic at some exotic area in Europe but then she discovered public radio during an...

  • Chief Engineer

    When his dad said “Don’t play with that old radio, you’re going to get shocked,” 10-year-old Friend Weller was certainly looking out for his own best interests. What was at the time an elementary-school-aged hobby soon turned into a life-long...

  • DEVELOPMENT OFFICER - MEMBERSHIP

    Katie grew up in Orem, Utah but moved to Logan after high school to attend Utah State University. She graduated in 2015 with a BS in journalism and communications, and a BFA in drawing and painting. Katie got her start at UPR first as an...

  • 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...

  • Business Officer

    Melanie was raised in Brigham City. A former Aggiette,

  • General Manager

    Peg Arnold joined UPR as General Manger in September of 2014. Her public radio career has focused in development and management at public radio stations in Wyoming and Wisconsin. Peg graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a degree in...

  • 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...

  • Staff Assistant

    Shelby joined the UPR team in October of 2015.  She graduated from Eastern Oregon University with a degree in Business Administration and a minor in Communications.  She enjoys playing sports having competed in both Basketball and Soccer at the...

  • Development Officer

    Ted Twinting is a native of Utah, and graduated Utah State University in 2009 with a BA in history and a BA in French. As a rolling stone gathers no moss Ted then earned a certification in nonprofit leadership and excellence from the University...

  • Development Officer

    Teri is originally from California but has lived and worked in several states including Georgia, Nevada, and Utah. She has a background working as a professional in finance, human resources, education, print and radio media, advertising, and...

  • 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...