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?
Our sponsorship team works with businesses and non-profits to connect them to opportunities to co-brand with WFYI, reach our engaged audience and support the news and programming that is vital to our community! We also work with foundations on support for our news, community engagement and content initiatives. My day usually consists of many conversations, collaborating, dot-connecting, thank yous, bragging about the amazing work of my colleagues and always listening to NPR on low volume in the background.
What do you enjoy most about working at WFYI?
The mission and the people…and the news and content. I love that WFYI provides many things to the community – so I get to work for a place that delivers local and national news, arts, culture, kids programming, community engagement and events – there is so much variety and it is all local and serving our community. Working here is a great way to be connected within Indy.
When you’re not at work, what can you often be found doing?
Spending time with family and friends, which (at the moment) includes a lot of time at our neighborhood pool…which usually means I’m in the middle of reading a great book. I like doing things! Museums, soccer games, shows, parks, movies, food – I’m usually up for whatever it is! I love a Broadway or theatre show as much as a series tv-series binge! I am also VP of logistics as I have elementary and middle school children.
What program on WFYI are you interested in watching/listening to next?
WFYI is my go-to for local, national, international news so I am always tuning in. I do love Up First if I miss Morning Edition and NPR Politics podcast is always in my feed. I still think This American Life is just the best.