People

  • News Director and Host

    Amy began working for WCMU in late-2006. She is the local host of All Things Considered, and WCMU's News Director. She is responsible for leading a team of reporters covering stories throughout WCMU's 44 county coverage area. 

  • Reporter

    Ben grew up listening to WCMU and has become an obsessive of podcasts, radio, and the home life of Ira Glass. Ben joined WCMU in December, 2015 as a general assignment reporter. Since then, Ben has won multiple statewide awards for his...

  • Reporter

    Cheyna Roth is a reporter for the Michigan Public Radio Network, based at the state capitol in Lansing. Her reports are heard daily on Morning Edition and All Things Considered.

    Before becoming the newest Capitol reporter for Michigan...

  • Music Director and Host

    Hired in 1990 at WCMU, David served for 11 years as the main host of "Nightside Jazz and Blues." He was named News Director and served as local "Morning Edition" host in 2001, winning several awards from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters...

  • Media Coordinator

    Lee Periard is the Media Coordinator for WCMU. In that role, he supervises the publication of 'The Guide' each month, and is responsible for maintaining WCMU.org. Lee also handles much of the graphic design work at WCMU.

  • Student Reporter

    Max Cobb is a student reporter for WCMU's news department. He reports daily for 'Morning Edition' and 'All Things Considered."

  • Host

    Mike Horace worked at WCMU as a student reporter in the late-2000s, and was hired full time by the station in April, 2012. He began as a general assignment reporter, and eventually began anchoring middays, delivering news and information during...

  • Capitol Bureau Chief and Reporter

    Rick Pluta is the Capitol Bureau Chief for the Michigan Public Radio Network. He is heard daily on WCMU's Morning Edition and All Things Considered.

  • Program Director and Host

    Rick Westover began his career at WCMU in 1999, when he was hired as a student host of 'Nightside Jazz and Blues.' He also began reading local news and weather during the noon hour, which led to a full time position as local host of 'All Things...

  • Host

    When Susan McTaggart-Dennis first came to WCMU over 30 years ago, she was pursuing a degree in Biology and was an avid listener to the "new" public radio station in town. Delighted to hear there was an opportunity to volunteer at the station,...

  • Host and Marketing Representative

    Tom Ball is the host of 'Homespun' on WCMU, and is also a marketing representative for the station. He is responsible for securing program sponsorships for both WCMU Public Radio and WCMU Public Television. 

    Tom has been married for...

  • Student Reporter

    Travis Sleight is a student reporter for WCMU, joining our staff in early 2017. You can hear him report daily for 'Morning Edition' and 'All Things Considered.'