Jen works with The Takeaway’s host John Hockenberry and the show’s crack team of producers to come up with innovative angles on the day’s news. Her responsibilities on the show include line producing the live show, coordinating the day’s planning for the next day’s broadcast, editing, and planning larger projects.
Jen helped shepherd the show through a time of transition at The Takeaway, when the show moved to a new, fresh one hour format.
Jen began her radio career at Virginia's NPR member station WVTF. After she moved to the New York area, she reported for public radio stations in the region, including WBGO, WHYY, and WNYC. She's contributed to NPR news as a feature and spot reporter. Her beats have included the State House in Trenton and the culture and politics of Newark. During her time covering New Jersey, Jen was awarded the New Jersey Associated Press First Place Award for Best Sports Feature, Best Spot News Coverage, Best Public Service, and Best Newscast with WBGO’s Andrew Meyer. Jen has served as a production intern for The Leonard Lopate Show and is a senior producer for WNYC's The Takeaway. She holds a Master’s degree in Cultural and Critical Studies from the University of London, Birkbeck College.
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Jen Poyant appears in the following:
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Tips from a professional online profile ghostwriter. Because, of course, that's a thing.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
The future of creativity, the best ways to brainstorm, and the importance of free-association are all to be found through every techie's favorite toy: LEGO.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Sure, baby pictures are cute. But does that mean you should post them before a kid is old enough to give consent? We take a deep dive into the different philosophies out there.
Wednesday, August 05, 2015
Why would anyone buy six sweaters, only to never wear them? We visited Etsy's Usability Lab in search of some answers.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Tech entrepreneur Tristan Harris imagines technology without constant notifications - and a funding system that incentivizes techies to build it.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
A summer version of Bored and Brilliant, designed to get you rethinking your relationship with your smartphone. Works equally well on vacation, or when you WISH you were on vacation.
Monday, June 22, 2015
Sarah and Delphine team up to battle the neolutionists, family ties are strained and remade, and our clone hosts try to pick up the pieces after Orphan Black's shocking Season 3 finale.
Monday, June 15, 2015
Delphine goes full Single White Female on Shay, the Castor mole isn't who we expect, and Hanna and Emma explain what happens when our beloved Orphans head across the pond.
Monday, June 08, 2015
World-renowned codebreaker Johnny Taiwan joins our hosts for an intense lesson on cryptography and being a dungeon master.
Monday, June 01, 2015
Cosima and Alison pull a switcheroo over some much needed pee, Helena and Mrs. S finally come to blows, and as our clone hosts explain, a fierce hug heals all wounds.
Monday, May 25, 2015
Sarah and Helena hash it out in captivity, Cosima's new girlfriend might be sinister and Paul takes on the government – until it blows up in his face.
Monday, May 18, 2015
Sarah and Helena are locked up together - but according to our clone hosts, they're still so far apart. Cosima has a hot date and Gracie's gone full CW.
Monday, May 11, 2015
Things get awkward when Hanna and Emma's least-favorite clone, Janet, stops in. Plus: How to survive a close-range bullet wound.
Monday, May 04, 2015
The girl and boy clones are related, Mark bites it in a cornfield, Allison has fully broken bad, and clone sisters Emma and Hanna are here to explain it all.
Monday, April 27, 2015
Hanna and Emma puzzle out Orphan Black's action-packed second episode: Paul is back with a vengeance, Helena's getting waterboarded in the desert and Donnie grows some stones.
Monday, April 20, 2015
Our clone-hosts are back from hibernation and ready to relive the glory of the Orphan Black season premiere. Rachel is alive? Male clones are whack? And what is the deal with Helsinki?
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Twin clones Hanna and Emma moderate a fierce - and at times baffling - debate between Minister Cooper Gray and Epigeneticist Myron Benjamin about the ethical quandaries of cloning.
Thursday, April 09, 2015
It's an emotional day for our clones as they prepare for the new series of Orphan Black and finally meet the father of modern cloning, Dr. Brian Chair. Hear his shocking revelations.
Friday, January 30, 2015
As the number of confirmed Ebola cases declines, Dr. Craig Spencer tells his story of being the first patient diagnosed with Ebola in New York City.
Thursday, January 29, 2015
His Ebola diagnosis kicked off a media firestorm, but now, in an exclusive interview with WNYC, Dr. Spencer talks about his trip to Guinea, his diagnosis, and the backlash.