Jennifer Pemberton

Reporter / Commentator

Jennifer Pemberton produces a monthly commentary series called Radio Calendar for UPR and can sometimes be heard hosting Morning Edition or anchoring the 5:30 Utah News. She produced our special series on Utah water, Five Billion Gallons, and manages our community engagement reporting project on air pollution in Cache County: Having a Bad Air Day?

She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Alabama and an MBA from Lund University in Sweden. A former ex-patriate living in Europe and Asia, Jennifer is happy to call the West home again. She is a fervent public radio fan and loves to hike in the summer and knit through the winter.

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  • Anti-Government Materials in the Home of Matthew David Stewart
  • Car Plows into a Beauty Salon Overnight in St. George
  • A Disappointing Utah Weather Forecast

Listen to these stories and all the day's Utah News during our 5:30 broadcast.

Find My Caucus

Mar 6, 2012

To find your 2013 caucus locations, click here.

Caucus meetings for Utah's political parties begin next week. The "Find My Caucus Location" tool on vote.utah.gov allows all Utahns to quickly and easily find the date, time, and location of their party's local caucus meeting.

Jennifer Pemberton reflects on Abraham Lincoln and turns President’s Day into a homecoming celebration…with a little help from Johnny Cash.

Utah Public Radio’s newest program will be taped in front of a live audience. Weber State University is hosting a taping of From the Top on March 8, 2012. Host Christopher O’Riley will present amazing performances by talented young musicians on the stage at Weber State University’s Browning Center for the Performing Arts in Ogden, Utah.

Come meet the gang! The UPR staff will be hanging out at our downtown Logan studio Friday night for the Cache Valley Center for the Arts Gallery Walk from 6 - 9 pm.

We'll be hosting Lucy Peterson Watkins' silk paintings and fiber arts and Hilary Murray will provide the live music. Oh, and cupcakes too!

That's this Friday, February 10. Hope to see you there.

What is our Chief Engineer, Friend Weller, whipping up for the big game?

Our friends at the Hard News Cafe found out.

Thank you for your love and support! 

Thanks to everyone who contributed to our "For the Love of UPR" mini-pledge drive. Your Valentine's Day chocolates are going in the mail this week and your generous support keeps our quality programs and excellent local news coverage going.

The latest from the Utah Climate Center...

The Utah Public Radio news team spent the opening day of the Utah Legislative Session at the State Capitol, talking to Senators and Representatives about the issues that matter to our listeners. Get ready for some great reporting today and for the next 45 days.

UPR's Legislative Coverage begins Monday, January 23 -- reporting live from the Capitol!

The UPR news team will be covering the session during its entirety.  Expect to hear updates on legislation and interviews with senators and representatives during Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Access Utah and the Utah News at 5:30.

It's Malanka!

Jan 13, 2012

If you're following the Julian calendar, the holidays are still in full swing. This weekend is Malanka, or Ukrainian New Year. Jennifer Pemberton tells us how to celebrate.

Tune in to your UPR station every evening at 5:30 to get the freshest Utah news from your favorite station for local news, hosted by Tom Williams and Mackinzie Hamilton.

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