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  • Business Manager

    Jameeta is a proud, native New Orleanian with an affinity for service to her community.  Ms. Youngblood earned her Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Nicholls State University.

    Ms....

  • Classical Music Host

    James served as Classical Music Host and Music Director for WWNO from 1999-2007. He relocated to Atlanta with several WWNO staff members after Katrina, and, in 2007, he accepted a position as Music Director at KVNO in Omaha, Nebraska, where he...

  • All Things Considered Host

    Janae Pierre is the station’s new local host of the NPR weekday afternoon news program All Things Considered. She also hosts WWNO’s weekly news and culture program All Things New Orleans.

    Pierre is a native of New Orleans and a graduate...

  • Director of Digital Services + Corporate Development Officer

    Jason Saul is New Orleans Public Radio's Director of Digital Services and a member of the station's management and development team. Jason helps create, plan and fund complex multiplatform editorial and organizational projects in a high-growth...

  • Production Manager

    Jenni has been working with WWNO since 1991 and has been Production Manager since 1994. Her duties include producing The Reading Life, New Orleans in Concert, Continuum, and Where Y’Eat. Her responsibilities...

  • Freelance Reporter

    As the new Coastal Reporter, Jesse Hardman will draw on 15 years of worldwide experience in radio, video and print journalism. As a radio reporter he has reported for NPR, BBC, and CBC, and for such familiar programs as Marketplace, ...

  • Flood Recovery Editor

    Jessica Rosgaard is the Editor/Producer for ongoing flood coverage under a new collaboration between WWNO-New Orleans, WRKF-Baton Rouge, and KRVS-Lafayette. The project serves the community through in-depth reporting on issues impacting flood...

  • Traffic Manager

    Kate, despite the title, can’t help you navigate the roads, or fix the potholes; “traffic” in the public radio world is the way our underwriters’ support is scheduled on the air. 

    Kate is an enthusiastic new employee to WWNO, after...

  • Producer

    Laine Kaplan-Levenson is a multimedia producer living in New Orleans. Laine is the host and producer of WWNO's history podcast 

  • Membership and Development Assistant

    Lily Wasserman is the Development Assistant at WWNO.  She got her start in radio at Ithaca College in Central New York, where she hosted a variety of music programs and served as Jazz and Specialty Director.  She came to New Orleans in June of...

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