Eric Whitney

Courtesy Photo

Hi, I’m Eric Whitney, the news director here at Montana Public Radio.

I’m here to explain why I made the difficult decision to discontinue commentaries on Montana Evening Edition.

Cherie Newman

Before becoming  senior news analyst, Sally Mauk spent three decades as Montana Public Radio's news director.

Sally retired in late May, opening the door - and a lengthy search process - for a new leader who will guide the MTPR newsroom into the future.

And that person is Eric Whitney. Whitney comes to Montana from Colorado where he spent over 20 years working in various Public Radio positions. One of them was news director at the NPR affiliate in Colorado Springs.
Whitney's also an experienced and well-versed freelance journalist.

Courtesy Photo

Eric Whitney, a radio reporter covering health issues for NPR and Kaiser Health News, will join Montana Public Radio as News Director on September 1st. Whitney replaces Sally Mauk who retired in May.