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Rick Brewer

News Director

Rick Brewer has been news director at WCMU since February 2024.

Before leading the newsroom, Brewer was WCMU's general assignment reporter covering central and northern Michigan.

Before landing in Mount Pleasant, he was a producer for Iowa Public Radio’s two daily talk shows, Talk of Iowa and River to River, where he produced hundreds of interviews with guests ranging from hog farmers to presidential candidates for the 2020 Iowa caucuses.

His work has been featured on NPR, Harvest Public Media, Here & Now, WFIU, WFYI and Northeast Public Radio.

Brewer fell in love with radio and podcasts in graduate school at Indiana University in Bloomington after attending Denison University.

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