People

  • Health Reporter
  • WFAEats Contributor

    Amy grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin surrounded by sausages and cheese.  Her work as a pastry chef has taken her throughout the country and across the ocean to Austria.  But no matter where she has lived, she holds on to her love of a good brat...

  • Coordinator of WFAEats
  • WFAEats Contributor

    Ashley is from a small town in southern Virginia where she learned how to cook buttermilk biscuits from her grandmother. Ashley went to Brown for undergrad where she once had limoncello shots with then-mayor Buddy Cianci, who, she is pretty...

  • WFAEats Contributor

    Ilke McAliley is from the bustling metropolitan city of Istanbul, Turkey. She moved to Clemson, SC in 2000 for graduate study in environmental engineering. What started as a one year student exchange program turned into a family, long term...

  • Assistant Digital News Editor

    Jessa O’Connor is the Assistant Digital News Editor and Sunday reporter for WFAE. She joined the team in 2018 after graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she earned a degree in broadcast journalism and worked...

  • WFAEats Contributor

    Keia Mastrianni is not a native Charlottean, but she is from the deep South. Born in Santiago, Chile and raised by New York Italian parents who blessed her with a name of Hawaiian origin, Keia Mastrianni was born hungry, pen in hand. She is...

  • WFAEats Contributor

    Lynn Caldwell is a Charlotte-area native who spent seven years in Seattle during her stint at a well-known software company.  While reinventing herself for the umpteenth time, Lynn apprenticed on an urban farm and hatched a plan to establish a...

  • Community Engagement Coordinator/All Things Considered Host

    Mark Rumsey grew up in Kansas and got his first radio job at age 17 in the town of Abilene, where he announced easy-listening music played from vinyl record albums.   

    Later stops in his radio career found him reporting and anchoring...

  • Morning Edition Host

    Marshall came to WFAE after graduating from Appalachian State University, where he worked at the campus radio station and earned a degree in communication. Outside of radio, he loves listening to music and going to see bands - preferably in...

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