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  • Host and Producer

    Mike Steinberg is a rotating host and producer of Friday Freeforms.

  • Flathead Valley Reporter

    Nicky is MTPR's Flathead-area reporter. Nicky returns to the Flathead Valley after wrapping up her graduate studies at the University of Montana's environmental science journalism program.

    603-568-6155 or 406-730-2264

  • Host

    Olivia Sears is the mother of two daughters and a board operator and dejee at Montana Public Radio. She also writes children's book reviews for The Write Question blog.

  • Parth Shah grew up in North Carolina and graduated from UNC Chapel Hill in May 2015. During his undergraduate studies, Parth produced radio features for his school's news magazine Carolina Connection and founded Monsoon, a South Asian American...

  • Director of the Broadcast Media Center

    Ray Ekness was named director of the Broadcast Media Center in August 2016. He’s a former UM School of Journalism professor and department chair of the Department of Radio-Television.

    Ekness worked a few radio jobs in his native North...

  • Host and Book Reviewer

    Renee McGrath is the Sunday morning program host on Montana Public Radio and is a rotating host for Morning Classics. She writes children's and young adult book reviews for The Write Question...

  • Host and Producer

    Rigel Bankshot is a rotating host and producer of Friday Freeforms and Pazz & Jop.

  • Rob Schmitz is the Shanghai Correspondent for NPR.

    From 2010 to 2016, Schmitz was the China Correspondent for the public radio business program Marketplace. Schmitz has won several awards for his reporting on China, including...

  • Ryan Kailath is WWNO's Coastal Reporter. He has reported for NPR and APM, as well as public radio stations in California, Texas and New York. He has also produced stories for podcasts like PRI's Afropop Worldwide, WNYC's Note to Self and...

  • Senior News Analyst & News Director Emeritus

    Retired in 2014 but still a presence at MTPR, Sally Mauk is a University of Kansas graduate and former wilderness ranger who has reported on everything from the legislature to forest fires. She also taught broadcast writing and reporting in the...

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