About Next Generation Radio Staff

The Next Generation Radio staff is a rotating cast of professional journalists and educators who volunteer to mentor enthusiastic and aspiring reporters and produce this full-scale, digital-first multimedia training project with emphasis on “radio storytelling.” We are committed to the professional development of undergraduate and graduate students who are focused on journalism.

Professional Staff

  • Doug Mitchell, Founder/Director, Next Generation Radio, NPR, Washington, DC
  • Asma Khalid, Business and Tech Reporter, WBUR, Boston, MA
  • Ray Ruiz, Founder/Director, El Gato Media Network, Houston, TX
  • Crystal Chavez, Reporter/Host, WMFE Orlando, FL
  • Laura Isensee, Education Reporter, Houston Public Media, Houston, TX
  • Monica Ortiz Uribe, Freelance Reporter, El Paso, TX
  • Brenda Patricia Salinas, Reporter, 60db, Palo Alto, CA
  • Phyllis Fletcher, Managing Editor, Northwest News Network, Seattle, WA
  • Drew Jostad, Audio Engineer, Marketplace, Los Angeles, CA
  • Patrice Mondragon, Audio Engineer, Denver, CO
  • Michelle Johnson, Boston University, Boston ,MA

We are finding, coaching and training public media's next generation. This #nextgenradio project is created in partnership with Houston Public Media. Learn more about Next Generation Radio and upcoming programs.