June 1, 2023

Staff Spotlight: Kirsten Eamon-Shine

Staff Spotlight: Kirsten Eamon-Shine

As a member of WFYI, you power the stories you love and rely on; but someone has to produce, distribute, fundraise for and promote those stories. Each month here in the Insiders' Magazine, you'll see a series introducing you to the team here at WFYI. Learn about journalists, radio producers, administrative specialists and all the dedicated individuals who — alongside your support — bring you the shows you care about.

What does your work at WFYI usually entail?

In my role, I get to connect audiences to WFYI's amazing local and national content. From kids shows that teach computational thinking to deep dives into our shared histories to in-depth journalism, my daily mission focuses on connecting more and more diverse audiences to WFYI. That takes many forms, but the primary task is supporting all of our teams in strategically connecting -- on air, online and on the go -- to trusted journalism, inspiring stories and lifelong learning.

What do you enjoy most about working at WFYI?

My colleagues make each day special. They teach me new things every day and bring a level of commitment to our work that is unparalleled.

When you’re not at work, what can you often be found doing?

I'm a homebody at heart, so I spend a lot of time reading, puttering in the yard, streaming great programs and spinning vinyl records in my Watson-McCord home with my husband Ben and son Emerson. But I also love to eat at local restaurants, especially those that celebrate international flavors or really good fries.

What program on WFYI are you interested in watching/listening to next?

All of it! But I never miss an American Masters, Code Switch or Small Studio Signal Boost.