People

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...