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Rick Brewer

Interim News Director

Rick Brewer is a general assignment reporter covering central and northern Michigan for WCMU Public Radio.

His coverage has focused on rural issues, agriculture, Michigan's congressional delegation, northwest Michigan's housing market, the Great Lakes shipping industry, Camp Grayling and much more.

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 ranging from hog farmers to presidential candidates for the 2020 Iowa caucuses.

Brewer's work has also been featured on NPR and Here & Now.

He fell in love with radio and podcasts while attending graduate school at Indiana University in Bloomington.

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