Emily Reddy

News Director

Emily Reddy is the news director at WPSU-FM. You can hear her feature stories during Morning Edition and All Things Considered. Emily also serves as the lead producer of WPSU’s radio series This I Believe, BookMark, and StoryCorps. She sometimes fills in as an on-air host.

Her radio work has been recognized with multiple awards from the Public Radio News Directors Association, Inc. (PRNDI) and the Pennsylvania Associated Press Broadcasters Association.

Before coming to WPSU, Emily anchored the evening news and reported for WMNF in Tampa, Florida. She also served as a general reporter in Washington D.C. for WAMU and as capitol correspondent for WNPR.

While in graduate school, Emily produced segments for the daily news magazine Here & Now out of WBUR in Boston. She earned her B.A. in comparative literature from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida and her M.S. in broadcast journalism from Boston University.

Ways to Connect

Eli Duck and Michael Dunlap.
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As a part of WPSU’s radio, TV and web project “The Vietnam War: Telling the Pennsylvania Story,” we’re bringing you oral history interviews with Vietnam veterans.

Michael Dunlap talked with his friend Eli Duck. Both fought in the Vietnam War.  

Janet and Dick Fravel.
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As a part of WPSU’s radio, TV and web project “The Vietnam War: Telling the Pennsylvania Story,” we’re bringing you oral history interviews with Vietnam veterans.

Janet Fravel talked with her husband Dick Fravel about how the Vietnam war affected him.

Candidates faced off Thursday night in State College in a League of Women Voters debate. One of the most hotly contested races this fall is for the opening on the Centre County Court of Common Pleas.

Both Republican Ron McGlaughlin and Democrat Brian Marshall say they support a drug court and restorative justice. They agree on the need to address the opioid crisis. And both say the court system needs to be cleaned up.

Craig Yarnell.
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As a part of WPSU’s radio, TV and web project “The Vietnam War: Telling the Pennsylvania Story,” we’re bringing you oral history interviews with Vietnam veterans.

Craig Yarnell talked about being drafted into the infantry in the Vietnam War in 1968.

Suzann and Vincent Tedesco.
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As a part of WPSU’s radio, TV and web project “The Vietnam War: Telling the Pennsylvania Story,” we’re bringing you oral history interviews with Vietnam veterans.

Suzann Tedesco talked to her husband Colonel Vincent Tedesco about leading men in Vietnam.  

Bruce Heim and his granddaughter Susan Patterson.
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As a part of WPSU’s radio, TV and web project “The Vietnam War: Telling the Pennsylvania Story,” we’re bringing you oral history interviews with Vietnam veterans.

Susan Patterson talked with her grandfather Bruce Heim about a convoy operation he led during the Vietnam War and what it was like to leave for the war.  

Fred Brown and John MacMillen.
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As a part of WPSU’s radio, TV and web project “The Vietnam War: Telling the Pennsylvania Story,” we’re bringing you oral history interviews with Vietnam veterans.

John MacMillen talked with Fred Brown about his time in the Vietnam War. 

Cindy Bardo and Gaylon Klobe.
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As a part of WPSU’s radio, TV and web project “The Vietnam War: Telling the Pennsylvania Story,” we’re bringing you oral history interviews with Vietnam veterans.

Cindy Bardo talked with her friend Gaylon Klobe, who spent a career in the U.S. Army and did three tours in Vietnam.  

Ryan and Robert Booz.
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As a part of WPSU’s radio, TV and web project “The Vietnam War: Telling the Pennsylvania Story,” we’re bringing you oral history interviews with Vietnam veterans.

Ryan Booz talks with his father Robert Booz about the time he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross.

John MacMillen and Fred Brown.
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As a part of WPSU’s radio, TV and web project “The Vietnam War: Telling the Pennsylvania Story,” we’re bringing you oral history interviews with Vietnam veterans.

John MacMillen told Fred Brown about his time in the Airforce in Vietnam.

Sharon Stringer and Edgar Farmer.
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As a part of WPSU’s radio, TV and web project “The Vietnam War: Telling the Pennsylvania Story,” we’re bringing you oral history interviews with Vietnam veterans.

Sharon Stringer talked to her friend Edgar Farmer about his time in Vietnam, as well as his transition to civilian life.  

nt Pasquinelli (right) and his son David.
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As a part of WPSU’s radio, TV and web project “The Vietnam War: Telling the Pennsylvania Story,” we’re bringing you oral history interviews with Vietnam veterans.

David Pasquinelli talked with his father, Brent Pasquinelli, about his military service in Vietnam.  

The WPSU-TV documentary “A Time to Heal” on the Vietnam War experience from a Pennsylvania perspective premieres Sept. 14 at 8 p.m.

State Rep. Camille "Bud" George.
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

One of Pennsylvania’s longest serving state representatives, Camille “Bud” George, died Friday at the age of 89. The Houtzdale native represented the 74th district for nearly four decades. The Democrat was known for fighting for his constituents and the environment.  

When Bud George left the Pennsylvania assembly at the age of 84, he was the last WWII veteran in the house. WPSU talked with him in 2012 about his time in state government and why he first decided to run.

Eclipse Hunters Pack The Penn State Arboretum

Aug 21, 2017
Man preparing telescope for a mom and child.
Min Xian / WPSU

In State College Monday, more than a thousand people gathered at Penn State’s arboretum to watch the partial solar eclipse. It started off cloudy, but those who stuck around got a good look at the eclipse.

People of all ages crowded the lawns of the arboretum with their eclipse glasses and pinhole viewers made of cereal boxes and paper plates.

T.J. Washington is a theatre major at Penn State. He and his friends were passing around one pair of solar glasses.

Washington says he’s wanted to see an eclipse his whole life and it was worth the wait.

Savannah Zayas pushes her daughter Layla on a swing.
Jessica Kourkounis / Keystone Crossroads

“Schooled” is a new podcast from Keystone Crossroads that takes listeners inside public schools. Season 1 follows Savannah Zayas, a teen mom in a tough area of Philadelphia who is determined to get a diploma. Kevin McCorry, WHYY’s Keystone Crossroads education reporter, interviewed Savannah over the course of more than a year in order to make the podcast. WPSU's Emily Reddy talked with McCorry and Zayas about "Schooled.  

Ryan Bogaczyk and Benjamin Czajka.
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WPSU is traveling to towns across central and northern Pennsylvania to collect oral history recordings. In Lock Haven we paired with a college journalism class and had students find someone interesting to interview.

Lock Haven University student Benjamin Czajka  talked with fellow student Ryan Bogaczyk. He talked about his father’s long struggle with recurring cancer.   

Centre County district attorney Stacy Parks Miller at podium
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Preliminary hearings for 18 Penn State fraternity members charged in the hazing-related death of a pledge were scheduled to end Tuesday. But the judge has once again had to continue the case.

Defense attorneys for ten of the fraternity members have yet to cross-examine the detective on the case.

Questions for the detective so far largely revolved around clarifying each fraternity members’ involvement in the alcohol hazing of Timothy Piazza. Prosecutors say the hazing led Piazza to fall down a flight of stairs and die.

William Brennan being interviewed by reporters
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On what’s scheduled to be the last day of preliminary hearings for 18 Penn State fraternity members charged in relation to the death of pledge Timothy Piazza, by a lunch break only two lawyers had a chance to cross-examine Det. David Scicchitano.

Stephen Trialonas is the defense attorney for Daniel Casey, the pledge master for Beta Theta Pi.

Thomas Kline at podium
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The preliminary hearing continues Tuesday for 18 Penn State fraternity members in the hazing-related death of pledge Timothy Piazza. 

Centre County DA Stacy Parks Miller spent the morning on Monday outlining the involvement of each Beta Theta Pi member charged in Piazza’s death. They face charges that include aggravated assault and reckless endangerment.

Ryan Brinkman and Lock Haven University student Samantha Wilson.
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WPSU is traveling to towns across central and northern Pennsylvania to collect oral history recordings. In Lock Haven we paired with a college journalism class and had students find someone interesting to interview.

Lock Haven University student Samantha Wilson talked with Ryan Brinkman, a former pro-surfer who now teaches Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Lock Haven.   

Lock Haven University student Deja Summers-Searles and professor Laurie Cannady.
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WPSU is traveling to towns across central and northern Pennsylvania to collect oral history recordings.  In Lock Haven we paired with a college journalism class and had students find someone interesting to interview.

Lock Haven University student Deja Summers-Searles talked with professor Laurie Cannady about her recent health issues.

Lock Haven University professor Lynette Reitz and student Sara Aderhold.
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WPSU is traveling to towns across central and northern Pennsylvania to collect oral history recordings.

Lock Haven University student Sara Aderhold talked with social work professor Lynette Reitz.    

John Ford and fellow student Joseph Isidore.
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WPSU is traveling to towns across central and northern Pennsylvania to collect oral history recordings. In Lock Haven we paired with a college journalism class and had students find someone interesting to interview.

Joseph Isidore talks to fellow Lock Haven University student John Ford about playing on the university football team and about his mom’s recent medical issues.     

Julia Snyder and her grandmother, Mary George.
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WPSU is traveling to towns across central and northern Pennsylvania to collect oral history recordings. In Lock Haven we paired with a college journalism class and had students find someone interesting to interview.

Lock Haven University student Julia Snyder talked with her grandmother Mary E. George about George’s fond memories of her grandparents who immigrated from the Czech Republic.     

Lock Haven University students Troy Hester and Corryn Wallace.
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WPSU is traveling to towns across central and northern Pennsylvania to collect oral history recordings. In Lock Haven we paired with a college journalism class and had students find someone interesting to interview.

Lock Haven University student Corryn Wallace talks with her boyfriend, Troy Hester, about growing up in a rough neighborhood in West Philadelphia and his transition to Lock Haven. 

Lock Haven University professor Walter Eisenhauer and assistant professor Pam Ruane.
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WPSU is traveling to towns across central and northern Pennsylvania to collect oral history recordings.

Lock Haven University assistant professor Pam Ruane talks with her colleague and former professor, Walter Eisenhauer about his work teaching in the Physician Assistant program at Lock Haven University. 

Lock Haven University students James Harkness and Steven Pasciak.
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WPSU is traveling to towns across central and northern Pennsylvania to collect oral history recordings. In Lock Haven we paired with a college journalism class and had students find someone interesting to interview.

Lock Haven University student James Harkness talks with fellow student Steven Pasciak about his recent motorcycle accident. 

Stacy Parks Miller talks to reporters at the end of the first day of the preliminary hearing in the trial of fraternity members in the hazing-related death of Timothy Piazza. The detective on the case, David Scicchitano from the State College police depar
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A judge, lawyers and the fraternity members facing charges surrounding the death of Penn State sophomore Timothy Piazza watched hours of video footage in a preliminary hearing Monday. The judge ordered a continuance as the trial was nearing its eleventh hour.

Sixteen fraternity brothers and their lawyers overflowed into the gallery of the courtroom.

Lock Haven University basketball coach Jennifer Smith and Loren Kaiser, one of her former players.
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WPSU is traveling to towns across central and northern Pennsylvania to collect oral history recordings. In Lock Haven we paired with a college journalism class and had students find someone interesting to interview.

Lock Haven University student Loren Kaiser talks with Jennifer Smith. Smith has been the head women’s basketball coach at Lock Haven for 10 years.  

Lock Haven University students Lamin Fulton and Mike Lynch.
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WPSU is traveling to towns across central and northern Pennsylvania to collect oral history recordings. In Lock Haven we paired with a college journalism class and had students find someone interesting to interview. Today, Lock Haven University student Michael Lynch talks with Lamin Fulton, a student on the basketball team who played in the NCAA basketball tournament at a different college.  

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