People

  • Director of Finance and Operations

    Kelly Edmister joined Iowa Public Radio in September 2010 as the Director of Finance and Adminstration. Kelly leads the Administrative Services team responsible for Accounting, Finance, Human Resources , Legal and Compliance.

    As a...

  • Senior Account Executive
  • Talk Show Producer

    Lindsey Moon started as a talk show producer with Iowa Public Radio in May of 2014. She comes to IPR by way of Illinois Public Media, an NPR/PBS dual licensee in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, and Wisconsin Public Radio where she’s worked as a...

  • Studio One Host

    Senior Producer Mark Simmet began working at KUNI over 20 years ago.  In that time he has produced and hosted a long-running daily jazz program, as well as weekly blues and world music programs.  Mark also was a fill-in/substitute folk music...

  • Administrative Services Manager
  • Accounting Manager
  • Executive Director

    Myrna Johnson is Iowa Public Radio’s Executive Director.

    Myrna has over 30 years of experience as a non-profit professional, including eight years in the government affairs office of National Public Radio, and service on the board of...

  • Account Executive
  • All Things Considered Host

    Pat Blank has been with Iowa Public Radio for 24 years. She was hired as a reporter and eventually was chosen to host Morning Edition at the Cedar Falls studios in 1986.  She has been host of All Things Considered since 1995....

  • Technical Producer
  • Traffic Manager
  • Correspondent

    Rick Fredericksen is a Des Moines based correspondent for Iowa Public Radio.  He has been producing the Iowa Archives series since 2007. Rick joined Iowa Public Radio in 1995 after 13 years abroad. Prior to joining IPR, Rick worked in...

  • Correspondent

    Rob Dillard is a Des Moines based correspondent for Iowa Public Radio. He joined IPR in 2001 as host of Morning Edition and moved to reporting in 2007.  He has been on special assignment for IPR since early 2011 reporting the ongoing...

  • Reporter

    Sarah Boden is a general assignment reporter for Iowa Public Radio based in Des Moines. Before coming to Iowa, she was a freelance reporter and radio producer in the Twin Cities. In addition to IPR, Sarah's work has appeared on NPR, WBUR's ...

  • Account Executive
  • IT Specialist
  • Engineering Operations Manager
  • Production Assistant
  • Studio One Host
  • Senior Development Officer - Underwriting

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