Stephanie Wiechmann

Stephanie is an award-winning journalist who has been the afternoon news voice on IPR since 2007, hosting All Things Considered and reporting stories from IPR-area counties.

You can thank the Minooka, Illinois high school speech team for bringing Stephanie to public radio.  Her category, naturally, was “radio speaking.” In college, she hosted several public affairs shows for student radio station WLUR in Lexington, Virginia, and interning at WFAE in Charlotte, North Carolina.  Stephanie holds a bachelors degree in print journalism from Washington and Lee University.

At IPR, Stephanie also helps guide and edit the station’s student news reporters.  She’s won several professional broadcast awards, including being named Best Local Radio Reporter by the Indiana Associated Press for several years.

When she’s not on-air, Stephanie has her nose in a book.  She can usually be found browsing the stacks at the local libraries, giving book recommendations, and finding a quiet place to read.  This American Life is her favorite program, besides the hourly NPR news updates.