Sally Mauk

Josh Burnham

A 100th anniversary celebration for the University of Montana’s Journalism School took place at the state capitol today.

It was 1914 when Dean Arthur Stone set up tents for journalism classes on the Missoula campus because no classrooms were available for the program’s twelve students. By the mid-seventies, when the Watergate scandal turned reporters into heroes, enrollment hit three hundred students. Today the UM Journalism program counts several Pulitzer Prize winners among its alumni.

Eric Whitney

Our national election coverage will begin at 6:00 p.m. with NPR’s election night special coverage.

Coverage of local races starts at 8:00 p.m., and we’ll have local reports and analysis every thirty minutes until at least 10:00 p.m.

We’ll have reporters in Helena and Bozeman. Here in Missoula, Edward O’Brien will host our coverage. Joining him in the studio will be our Senior News Analyst Sally Mauk.

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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.

This is Edward O'Brien from the MTPR newsroom. I've worked for Sally for some 20-years.

Last Day

May 30, 2014
Josh Burnham

Fantastic memories. To all my wonderful colleagues - past and present - and devoted, thoughtful listeners - thank you, thank you, thank you.

Josh Burnham

Friday, May 3oth, is a red-letter day for Montana Public Radio News. After more than three decades as our News Director, Sally Mauk is retiring. She's logged hundreds of hours of interviews, on-the-scene fire coverage, long, frantic election nights and news-poor holidays.

She sat down with MTPR General Manager William Marcus today to reflect on her career. And even though the tables were turned, she still asked the first question.

Best of Sally Mauk: Seven Memorable Interviews

Apr 10, 2014

4/9/14: This week's Wednesday special is an hour-long salute to Sally Mauk's thirty-four years as Montana Public Radio News Director. Ahead of Sally's retirement in May, 2014, she indulged us with this retrospective hour, including memorable excerpts of conversations with Hillary Clinton; Conrad Burns; George McGovern; Lake County Sheriff, Jay Doyle; Joan Baez; residents of Sleeman Gulch who were evacuated from their homes during the Lolo Complex fires; and NPR News's Cokie Roberts.

The Best of Sally Mauk

Mar 31, 2014

04/09/2014 - Highlights of some great interviews from the MTPR News Director