Emily ReddyNews Director
Emily Reddy is the news director at WPSU-FM, the NPR-affiliate public radio station for central and northern Pennsylvania.
In addition to leading the news staff, Reddy creates news stories that air during Morning Edition and All Things Considered and serves as the lead producer of WPSU’s radio series BookMark and Story Corps. She sometimes fills in as an on-air host.
Reddy’s work has been recognized with a regional Edward R. Murrow Award and multiple awards from the Public Media Journalists Association and the Pennsylvania Associated Press Media Editors.
She has taught a news writing and reporting class at Penn State.
Reddy originally got hooked on radio as a volunteer reporter and news anchor for WMNF, a community radio station in her hometown of Tampa, Florida. She then went to grad school to pursue this passion professionally.
While at Boston University, Reddy produced segments for the daily news magazine show Here & Now. She also served as a general reporter in Washington D.C. for WAMU and as capitol correspondent for WNPR.
She earned a master’s degree in broadcast journalism from Boston University and a bachelor’s degree in comparative literature from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida.
She lives in Lemont in a 150-year-old former one-room schoolhouse with her husband Jonathan and her daughter Zoë.
Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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