Bob Beck

Treasurer

Bob Beck is the News Director at Wyoming Public Radio, a statewide network based in Laramie, Wyoming.  Bob has been News Director since 1988 and has won numerous national and regional reporting awards.  He has won the Wyoming School Bell award as the state's top education reporter and has also covered the Wyoming legislature longer than any other broadcaster in the state.  He has been listed by the Washington Post as one of the top political reporters in the country.  Bob is also the Producer and Co-Host of WPR's award winning Open Spaces program.  Bob taught Broadcast News at the University of Wyoming for 20 years and was twice named a UW Top Prof.  He is a graduate of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and a native of Wheaton, Illinois.

Ways to Connect

What’s more fun than hiring three people to replace reporters who left your news room? Hiring four reporters, a local journalism collaboration reporter, and getting the opportunity to train all of them!

While in the process of hiring a grant funded education reporter and filling a general assignment opening, two of my veteran reporters approached me and said they’d be leaving in a couple of weeks. One took a better paying job; the other decided to quit to deal with some personal matters. Hiring two people was going to be a challenge already, but hiring four people was daunting. 

Wyoming Public Media is looking for an outstanding Morning Edition host to join our award winning news team. 

The successful candidate will be an enterprising journalist and will be committed to hosting and producing Wyoming news coverage on NPR’s Morning Edition.  This includes writing daily newscasts, reporting spot news stories, producing interviews and two ways, and occasional features.  The M.E. host will also contribute to the national award winning news magazine Open Spaces. 

Wyoming Public Media is looking for an excellent multi-media education reporter to join our award winning news team.

The successful candidate will create news reports, features and provide on-line content for our statewide network.  The reporter will also be in charge of producing roundtable discussions for radio and on-line.  The candidate will also be required to occasionally host our local news programs.

The desired qualifications are:  Two years experience in multi-platform reporting on education.

Each year, PRNDI honors an individual or organization that has made significant contributions to public radio news.  The award is named in honor of its first recipient: Leo C. Lee, the founder of Western Public Radio, a San Francisco-based public radio training program.

Wyoming Public Media is looking for a natural resources/energy reporter to join its award winning news team.   We are looking for a multi-media reporter who is a self starter and who has experience covering energy issues.  You must apply for the job via the University of Wyoming Human Resources website. 

The job closes April 30th.  

https://hrteller.uwyo.edu/psp/HRSLF/UWSELFSERV/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_EMP.HRS_CE.GBL

WBHM Seeks A Host/Reporter

Dec 14, 2012

WBHM in Birmingham is looking for a news host and reporter. 

You’ll be responsible for hosting one of their flagship news programs – either Morning Edition from 5 – 9 a.m. or All Things Considered and Marketplace from 3 – 7 p.m.

The “Producer” part of the job entails researching, reporting and producing NPR-style, in-depth, local stories which air on Morning Edition and All Things Considered and online at wbhm.org. Participation in on-air pledge drives and occasional fill-in work will also be required.

WGCU Public Media in Fort Myers, Florida is looking for a talented journalist to join its award-winning news team. 

This multi-platform journalist for radio, web and occasionally for TV could also occasionally host a weekly call-in talk show, Morning Edition and All Things Considered as needed.   

Excellent story tellers who can produce sound-rich radio, have superior on-air voice quality and experience hosting should apply.

WGCU Public Media in Fort Myers, Florida is looking for a talented journalist to join its award-winning news team. 

This multi-platform journalist for radio, web and occasionally for TV could also occasionally host a weekly call-in talk show, Morning Edition and All Things Considered as needed.    Excellent story tellers who can produce sound-rich radio, have superior on-air voice quality and experience hosting should apply.

This story was written by NPR Digital's Ki-Min Sung.

On the morning of June 9, the Colorado High Park wildfire near Fort Collins was just 40 acres. By the end of the day, the fire had consumed 8,000 acres and was zero percent contained. This was one of the worst forest fires in the state’s history. 

KUNC had the additional challenge of having a major transmitter in the burn area.