People

  • 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...

  • Director of Community Engagement

    Robin Boyko is the Director of Community Engagement at Northern Public Radio. Responsible for the development and oversight of NPR's outreach activities, Robin pulls from years of experience in marketing and communications in the visual arts to...

  • 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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