Jesse Dukes, senior producer. Jesse has worked in radio since 2005 and is the Audio Producer at WBEZ Chicago’s award winning Curious City. His work has appeared in a wide range of national outlets, including This American Life, NPR’s Morning Edition and Weekend Edition, Backstory and many others. As an independent documentarian, Jesse’s work has been honored by awards from the Overseas Press Club, World Press Photo, and Digital National Magazine Awards, and his writing has been selected for inclusion in 2013’s Best American Travel Writing. Jesse is a contributing writer at the Virginia Quarterly Review and a principal of Big Shed Audio + Media. Jesse is based in Chicago, Illinois.
Delaney Hall, senior producer. Delaney has helped launch a number of well-received documentary radio projects, including the Emmy-Award-winning Reveal, and the Austin Music Map, which was nominated for a Webby Award. She currently produces and edits for the popular podcast 99% Invisible, and has worked as a producer for State of the Re:Union. Her work there won a George Foster Peabody award for distinguished and meritorious programming. Delaney holds a master’s degree from the Columbia School of Journalism, and is based on Oakland, CA.
John Fecile, coordinating producer. John works in both film and radio. He was a field producer and sound recordist for Al Jazeera America’s documentary miniseries, Hard Earned, which won the 2015 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award. As an audio producer and reporter he has worked with The Obama Foundation and WBEZ’s Curious City, where he won an award for Best Sound Design from the Illinois Associated Press. His hour-long audio documentary "Blink Once for Ye"s aired on PRX’s Love + Radio and NPR’s Snap Judgment, and won the 2017 Whicker’s World Foundation Audio Recognition Runner-Up Award. John is based in Chicago, Illinois.
Max Green is an independent radio and podcast producer based in Chicago. His work has appeared in a variety of radio and print outlets, including NPR’s All Things Considered and Morning Edition, Here and Now, The Atlantic, WBEZ’s Curious City, New Scientist, the science publishing watchdog organization Retraction Watch, and WHYY's The Pulse.
Briana Breen is a radio, podcast, and event producer based in San Francisco. She's worked with Radiolab, Freakonomics, NPR, APM, CBC, Midroll, and The Kitchen Sisters, as well as The Oxford University Press and Dazed & Confused Magazine.
Leo Hornak is The World’s BBC reporter and producer in London. He previously worked at BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme and BBC 2’s Newsnight. His report on the US green card lottery was made into an hour long story for This American Life and his work has won prizes at the One World Media Awards and the New York Festivals. He also a founder of In The Dark- a non-profit devoted to screening strange and wonderful pieces of radio in strange and wonderful venues.
Delphine Schrank is the author of The Rebel of Rangoon; A Tale of Defiance and Deliverance in Burma, a contributing editor to the Virginia Quarterly Review and a co-founding member of Deca Stories, a pioneering writers' cooperative for deeply reported global journalism. A 2016 Johns Hopkins SAIS International Reporting Project fellow, reporting in the Maghreb, she was the Burma correspondent for The Washington Post, where she was a foreign editor and staff writer. Her award-winning journalism has also appeared in Foreign Policy, The Atlantic, Time, The New York Times, Christian Science Monitor, Mother Jones, and The Responsibility to Protect; The Promise of Stopping Mass Atrocities in Our Time. Until 2012, she wrote from Burma with no byline, to protect her sources against potential retaliation from the then-ruling military junta.
Elizabeth Nakano is an independent radio producer based in Los Angeles. She's contributed work to KCRW and WCAI, among others, and provided production support to the podcast Strangers. When not making radio, she consults on independent film and TV productions.
Esther Honig has worked as a reporter in the Midwest for over three years. She focuses on issues of immigration and access to healthcare in rural areas. Honig was recognized as best reporter in 2016 by the Ohio Associated Press.
Reuben Unrau is a reporter and radio producer based in Chicago. His work has appeared on OPB, WBEZ, WTTW Chicago Tonight, and in Chicago Magazine, and the Chicago Defender.
Cari Royer is a trans media maker interested in telling stories from the LGBTQ community. They have lived in the midwest, the southeast, and are currently based in the Bay Area.