People

  • State Government Reporter

    Katarina Sostaric is the State Government Reporter for Iowa Public Radio.

    She previously covered Eastern Iowa for IPR from Iowa City. Before coming to Iowa, Katarina was a reporter and host at a public radio station in Southeast Alaska,...

  • Reporter

    Kate Payne is an Iowa City-based reporter for Iowa Public Radio. Before she came to the Midwest she was a reporter and fill-in host for WFSU, the NPR member station in Tallahassee, Florida. Kate has won awards for her political and feature...

  • Talk Show Producer

  • News/Talk Program Director

    Katherine Perkins has done various jobs at IPR member stations since 1999. She is now Program Director for News/Talk and Executive Producer for Talk Shows. As part of her job she is responsible for managing the sound of the news and information...

  • Reporter

    Katie Peikes is a Sioux City-based reporter for Iowa Public Radio.

    Katie joined IPR in July 2018 as its first-ever western Iowa reporter. Before she moved to Iowa, Katie worked as a science reporter and fill-in host for Delaware Public...

  • Engineer
  • Director of Finance and Operations

    Kelly Edmister joined Iowa Public Radio in September 2010 as the Director of Finance and Adminstration. Kelly leads the Administrative Services team responsible for Accounting, Finance, Human Resources , Legal and Compliance.

    As a...

  • Gift Accountant
  • Digital Producer

    Lindsey Moon started as a talk show producer with Iowa Public Radio in May of 2014. She comes to IPR by way of Illinois Public Media, an NPR/PBS dual licensee in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, and Wisconsin Public Radio where she’s worked as a...

  • Development Specialist
  • Studio One Host

    Senior Producer Mark Simmet began working at KUNI over 20 years ago.  In that time he has produced and hosted a long-running daily jazz program, as well as weekly blues and world music programs.  Mark also was a fill-in/substitute folk music...

  • Digital/IT Manager
  • News Director

    Michael comes to IPR from Wisconsin Public Radio, where he led an award-winning news staff for nine years.  He has also worked as a News Director at Michigan Radio in Ann Arbor.  Before getting into management, Michael’s...

  • Accounting Manager
  • Executive Director

    Myrna Johnson is Iowa Public Radio’s Executive Director.

    Myrna has over 30 years of experience as a non-profit professional, including eight years in the government affairs office of National Public Radio, and service on the board of...

  • Senior Account Executive
  • Health Reporter

    Natalie Krebs is the health reporter for Iowa Public Radio.

    Natalie joined Iowa Public Radio in May 2019. She previously worked as an independent producer in west Texas covering everything from immigration at the U.S.-Mexico border to...

  • Radio Broadcast Engineer
  • Broadcast Operations Specialist
  • All Things Considered Host

    Pat Blank has been with Iowa Public Radio for 27 years. She was hired as a reporter and eventually was chosen to host Morning Edition at the Cedar Falls studios in 1986.  She has been host of All Things Considered since 1995....

  • Technical Producer
  • Traffic Manager
  • Talk Show Producer
  • Correspondent

    Rob Dillard is a Des Moines based correspondent for Iowa Public Radio. He joined IPR in 2001 as host of Morning Edition and moved to reporting in 2007.  He has been on special assignment for IPR since early 2011 reporting the ongoing...

  • Broadcast Operations Specialist
  • Talk Show Production Assistant
  • Engineering Operations Manager

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