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Joyce Russell is a correspondent based at the Iowa Statehouse. She also hosts River to River on Mondays from the State Capitol during the legislative session. Joyce has been covering the Iowa Statehouse since shortly after joining the news staff at WOI Radio in 1988. Her earlier broadcasting experience included news reporting at commercial stations in Oklahoma City and Fort Wayne, Indiana. Joyce’s reports can be heard on National Public Radio and American Public Media programs including All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and Marketplace. She covered the last six Iowa caucus campaigns and interviewed numerous candidates for president, including some who went on to attain the highest office in the land.
Joyce has a bachelor’s degree in English from Saint Louis University and a master’s degree in English from the University of Oklahoma.
Joyce’s favorite public radio program is Fresh Air.