People

  • Reporter, Associate Producer, Central Standard

    Andrea Tudhope is a freelance reporter for KCUR, and an associate producer for Central StandardShe covers everything from sexual assault and homicide, to domestic violence and...

  • Contributor

    Barbara Shelly is a veteran journalist and writer based in Kansas City, Mo. She has been an opinion columnist, metro columnist, editor and reporter for The Kansas City Star and is currently a contributing writer for The Pitch and a frequent...

  • Music Critic

    After spending two decades as a Midwestern sales representative for independent record labels, Bill Brownlee shifted his attention to music and culture criticism in 2006.  His work appears weekly in The Kansas City Star and Ink magazine.  He...

  • Contributor, Up to Date

    Brian McTavish follows popular culture in the belief that the search for significance can lead anywhere.  Brian explains, "I've written articles and reviews ... reviewed hundreds of concerts, films and plays. And the thing is, these high arts...

  • Music Critic

    Associate editor of the newsletter Rock & Rap Confidential, Danny Alexander is a music journalist based in the Kansas City area. He teaches writing and literature at Johnson County Community College. In spring 2016, University of...

  • Music Reviewer

    Kansas City-based Dave Heaton writes about music for PopMatters.

  • Music Critic

    David Cantwell is the author of Merle Haggard: The Running Kind, the co-author of Heartaches by the Number: Country Music’s 500 Greatest Singles, and a contributor to Newyorker.com.

  • Sports Reporter

    Ever since he set foot on the baseball diamond at Fernwood Park on Chicago's South Side, Greg Echlin began a love affair with the world of sports.  After graduating from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, he worked as a TV sports...

  • Associate Producer, Central Standard
  • Reporter

    Jonathan Shorman is a reporter for the Topeka Capital-Journal.  

  • Reporter, Photographer

    Julie Denesha is a freelance documentary photographer based in the Kansas City area.

    Julie graduated from The University of Kansas in 1993, with degrees in Journalism and Russian Language and Literature. After college, she worked as a...

  • Kevin Collison, a freelance contributor to KCUR 89.3, writes about Kansas City development for his website CityScene KC.

  • Associate Producer, Up To Date

    Luke X. Martin is an associate producer for KCUR's Up To Date.

    Born in Manhattan, Kansas, and raised in Wichita, Luke fell in love with public radio listening to KMUW. He got his start pulling early morning DJ shifts at KJHK in...

  • Producer, Statehouse Blend Kansas, Statehouse Blend Missouri and Midwesternish
  • Reporter, Heartland Health Monitor

    Mike Sherry is a reporter for the Hale Center for Journalism at KCPT television, a partner in the Heartland Health Monitor team. HHM is a reporting collaboration among KCUR, KHI News Service in Topeka, Kan., KCPT television in Kansas City, Mo.,...

  • Music Reviewer

    Mike Warren began as editorial assistant at The Pitch in Kansas City more than 20 years ago, and he's been writing about local music ever since. In addition to teaching writing at Metropolitan Community College-Maple Woods, he still...

  • Music Reviewer

    Monique Gabrielle Salazar began her classical music training at the age of three and later branched out into a variety of genres. She has been a member of the Latino Writers Collective since 2008 and has worked as a freelance writer, editor,...

  • Stephen Koranda is the Statehouse Bureau Chief for Kansas Public Radio.

  • Freelance Arts Reporter

    Since 1998, Steve Walker has contributed stories and interviews about theater, visual arts, and music as an arts reporter at KCUR. He's also one of Up to Date's regular trio of critics who discuss the latest in art, independent and...

  • Contributor

    A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Susan admits that her “first love” was radio, being an avid listener since childhood.  However, she spent much of her career in mental health, healthcare administration, and sports psychology (Susan holds a...