People

  • Web Manager / Reporter

    April worked first as an intern for UPR, before graduating from Utah State University with a B.S. in Print Journalism. Now she manages all things web and social, while reporting on current events from time to time.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Events / Public Relations Specialist

    Nora is an Illinois native who has made Utah home since 1981 and has been an important part of UPR since 1998. She is a big NPR fan and having the opportunity to host StoryCorp for UPR is one of her most special memories. Nora has a master's...

  • Business Officer 1

    Rob joined UPR in early 2013.  He is a ancient graduate of Taylorsville High School in the Salt Lake Valley and attended USU before finishing at Stevens Henager (B. A. in Accounting).  When he is not busy counting beans he enjoys woodworking...

  • Staff Assistant II

    Sam is a native of Cache Valley, and graduated in December 2013 with a B.S. in Business Administration from Utah State University. She joined the UPR team early in 2014, and helps with payment processing, receptionist duties, and other odds and...

  • 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...

  • Business Development Manager

    Teri is originally from California where she grew up and owned a business with her husband.  She has spent most of her life in Nevada working as a professional in education, media, advertising and hospitality.  Teri joined USU in 2005 and can’t...

  • 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...