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.


Utah News
4:59 pm
Tue May 29, 2012

Watch Transit of Venus in Utah

Keep your eclipse glasses handy, Utah, because there's more solar blockage coming our way this summer. The transit of Venus across the sun on June 5 will be visible from all points in Utah.

Patrick Wiggins, NASA's Ambassador to Utah, explains that this relatively rare event has been "seen by humans only 7 times since the invention of the telescope in the early 1600s."

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4:41 pm
Tue May 22, 2012

Eclipse Party, Anyone?

This week's solar eclipse in Utah had all the makings of a good holiday. Jennifer Pemberton tells us why something that hasn't happened in 18 years is definitely worth celebrating.

UPR Station News
7:00 pm
Mon May 21, 2012

Spot Fellow UPR Listeners This Summer

Show your support for Utah Public Radio this summer. When you're out and about in the state look for fellow UPR listeners. You'll recognize them by their "I Listen to UPR" window stickers. Snap a photo (preferably at a stop light, or better yet, have a passenger take the photo), post it to our Facebook page and we'll enter you in a drawing for a UPR prize.

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Utah News
12:53 pm
Wed May 16, 2012

Utah's Sweet Spots for Seeing the Solar Eclipse

Appearance of Annular Solar Eclipse of 2012 May 20 at Maximum Eclipse from Patrick Wiggins

Utah is the place to be for this weekend's annular solar eclipse. While the moon casts its massive shadow over the U.S. for the first time in 18 years, Utah's dark skies and natural settings will be ideal for viewing the eclipse Sunday night, May 20, around sunset.

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UPR Station News
4:14 pm
Thu April 26, 2012

Strength and Peace

UPR listeners, please join us in wishing strength and peace for our Moab correspondent, Vicki Barker, as she faces a very immediate battle with cancer. She has brought Moab to life for us on the airwaves and the void of her voice will not soon be filled.

5:07 pm
Tue April 24, 2012

What National Poetry Month Means to a Former Poet

Commentator and former poet, Jennifer Pemberton, wants to remind listeners that April is National Poetry Month and you don't have to be a poet -- or even look like one -- to celebrate poetry in America.

These are the poems that nearly bring her out of retirement every time she reads them:

Musee Des Beaux Arts by W.H. Auden

A Display of Mackerel by Mark Doty

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From the Top
4:38 pm
Thu April 12, 2012

From the Top Airs Friday, Sunday from Ogden

Friday and Sunday on From the Top, we'll hear the sounds of young musicians from Utah. This edition was recorded in March at Weber State University, and will play at 2 p.m on Friday, and 9 p.m. Sunday. Can't wait to listen? Watch the From the Top Video Scrapbook and then tune in!

Utah News
5:04 pm
Fri April 6, 2012

Prepare for Inconvenience: UDOT Has $4 Billion Worth of Plans

Utah Department of Transportation officials say drivers should be prepared to be inconvenienced by its plans to complete more than 200 projects this year, mainly to improve roadways and streets.

Utah News
7:06 pm
Tue April 3, 2012

Utah News for Tuesday, April 3

  • Morgan County is Utah's Healthiest County
  • Death Row Inmate Granted Reprieve
  • Approval Withdrawn for a Central Utah Coal Mine

These headlines and the rest of the day's news along with a quick forecast from the Utah Climate Center on today's Utah News broadcast.

UPR Station News
12:01 pm
Sat March 31, 2012

3 of You are Going to the Shooting Star Drive-In

Congratulations to Scott Theurer, Tim Taylor, and Steve Lineback, who all made pledges of support to Utah Public Radio this morning and each won a 2-night stay for 2 at the Shooting Star Drive-in in Escalante, UT!