Here! Now! In the moment! Paddling in the middle of a fast moving stream of news and information. Here & Now is Public Radio’s daily news magazine, bringing you the news that breaks after “Morning Edition” and before “All Things Considered.”
We air on over 170 stations across the country, and have a partnership with the BBC.
Host Robin Young is a whirlwind of energy, with years of experience anchoring programs but also gathering news and producing.
She brings over 25 years of broadcast experience to her role as host of Here & Now. She is a Peabody Award-winning documentary filmmaker who has also reported for NBC, CBS and ABC television, and for several years was substitute host and correspondent for The Today Show.
Robin has received several Emmy Awards for her television work, as well as cable’s Ace Award, the Religious Public Relations Council’s Wilbur Award and the National Conference of Christians and Jews Gold Award. She has also received radio’s regional Edward R. Murrow Award. Read more
Senior Producer Kathleen McKenna has spent more than two decades in public media. When she’s not working, she’s raising her son, raising her vegetables, and, after living in China, dreaming of future travels.
Chris Ballman is Here & Now‘s managing editor, responsible for working with our outside reporters and producers to get their field segments sounding as good as possible.
He’s a dad and a longtime radioman, spending time at Monitor Radio and recently at Public Radio’s “Living on Earth.”
Alex Ashlock is producer and director of the show. He has more than two decades experience in public radio, starting at WILL at the University of Illinois.
He has spent 11 years at WBUR, first as the senior producer of Morning Edition before joining Here & Now. Alex is sort of Here & Now’s history buff. But he also enjoys producing longer interviews with authors on current events or fiction and he contributes the occasional field-piece to the show.
When producer Hitesh Hathi is not with us, he’s at Harvard going for his Ph.D. in Sanskrit. Come to think of it, his Urdu is not bad.
Whenever producer Lynn Menegon is not producing news for Here & Now, she’s dancing.
Kevin Sullivan produces daily news stories, ranging from the recent uprisings in the Middle East to presidential politics to pop culture for the Here & Now show.
He also manages the show’s website and social media efforts. Kevin completed his MBA at Boston University, where he earlier earned a Bachelors degree in broadcast journalism.
Before producing Here & Now’s culture segments, Emiko Tamagawa toured colleges and high schools with her one-woman show about the Japanese-American internment before turning to radio.
Jill Ryan produces radio, web and social media content for Here & Now.
She has spent some time in India, reporting stories PRI’s The World and World Vision Report. She also worked at NPR in Washington, D.C.
Jill graduated from Bucknell University in 2005, magna cum laude, and likes to travel, play tennis, cook (eat) and travel.
Katherine Gorman has been producing radio since she was fifteen and started working for her high school radio station, WSDP. She went on to intern at Michigan Radio and later work for Maryland Morning with Sheilah Kast. She loves politics and history but her favorite stories to work on are about science.
And without Technical Director Doug Shugarts, well, we call that dead air.