People

  • Corporate Support Representative

    Janet Fischer is a Corporate Support representative (another way of saying "sales rep").  She develops partnerships with local businesses, connecting them to the public radio audience through short, tasteful announcements in an uncluttered...

  • Chief Engineer
  • WNIJ All Things Considered Host

    Jenna Dooley has spent her professional career in public radio. She is a graduate of Northern Illinois University and the Public Affairs Reporting Program at the University of Illinois - Springfield. She returned to Northern Public Radio in...

  • Director of Online Services

    John Hill joined WNIJ in 1991 as jazz music director following 15 years in commercial radio. Early exposure in high school to computer programming,  much later training in Internet technology at IIT and a somewhat promiscuous embrace of...

  • NIRIS Director and WNIJ Correspondent

    Philip Masterton (“Phil”, nobody calls me Philip) was born just outside Dublin, Ireland and emigrated with his family as a lad. Growing up in Chicago’s northern suburbs he eventually graduated from Loyola University of Chicago with a degree in...

  • General Manager

    Staci Hoste joined the stations in 2008 and is responsible for the stations' general operations and overall strategy.  She’s been a lifelong listener to WNIJ and WNIU -- first as a “prisoner of public radio” in her parents' backseat, and now of...

  • WNIJ News Reporter/Producer

    Susan’s parents should have known she’d end up in radio: her favorite toys were tape recorders, cameras, notepads, and books. Many years later, she’s an award-winning reporter at her favorite radio station. Formerly WNIJ’s News Director, she...

  • Managing Editor

    Victor Yehling is Managing Editor for WNIJ News.  He coordinates the WNIJ news team, assigns stories, offers suggestions, develops project ideas, and generally harasses our outstanding news employees.  He's a relative newcomer, joining WNIJ in...

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