People

  • WFAEats Contributor

    Julie is a mother of three, a fabulous cook, and the creative genius behind the local food blog Mommie Cooks, where she details what’s for dinner-sometimes simple, sometimes grand,...

  • 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...

  • Assistant News Director

    Lisa Worf traded the Midwest for Charlotte in 2006 to take a job at WFAE. She worked with public TV in Detroit and taught English in Austria before making her way to radio. Lisa graduated from University of Chicago with a bachelor’s degree in...

  • 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. He divides his time between delivering newscasts during the day at the top of every hour...

  • WFAEats Contributor

    Megan is a Midwestern-raised transplant to Charlotte by way of New Zealand.  A healthy appetite for life fuels her passion for culinary exploration and her aim is to make the kitchen fun and salubrious. With a love for vegetables and zeal for...

  • Political Columnist

    Dr. Michael Bitzer is an associate professor of politics and history at Catawba College, where he also serves as the 2011-2012 Swink Professor for Excellence in Classroom Teaching and the chair of the department of history & politics.  A...

  • Reporter

    Michael Tomsic covers health care, voting rights, NASCAR, peach-shaped water towers and everything in between. He drives WFAE's health care coverage through a partnership with NPR and Kaiser Health News. He became a full-time reporter for WFAE...

  • Contributor

    Nick is a freelance journalist covering arts, culture, and politics in Charlotte, NC. Previously he interned with the WFAE news team and with NPR's Morning Edition in Washington, DC. He graduated from Emerson College with a degree in...

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