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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Wednesday, August 06, 2014
This is the 25th year of the Brian Lehrer Show, and all this fall we'll be marking it with a year-by-year look at some of the defining stories from 1989 through 2014. Right now, we're at the brainstorming stage, also known as the "remember that thing that happened that year?" stage. And we need your help!
In the spreadsheet below, the producers of the show are starting to fill in items from each year (thanks Wikipedia!), but we've opened the spreadsheet for you to help remember what really mattered. So join in when you have a few minutes, starting with any year. A few guidelines:
- We're looking for items that had a public impact, both local, national and international. There will be opportunities for you to reflect on your personal memories from each year soon, but for now we're taking suggestions for news/events.
- Anything goes, but we're particularly fascinated by stories that ended up having a bigger impact than anticipated. Our favorite example is the repeal of Glass-Steagall in 1999, which was somewhat overlooked at the time but sowed the seeds for the financial crisis a decade later.
- This is an open spreadsheet, but please don't erase or edit other entries. For now, we're collecting as many ideas as possible!
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
One lawmaker believes Congress should spend less time in D.C. He's come up with a proposal that would grant Congress the power to vote on legislation and attend committee meetings remotely.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Fifty years ago this week Ford Motor Company unveiled the Mustang. Ford is remembering that day in the company's history amid the changing future of the American auto industry.
Tuesday, April 08, 2014
The newest exhibit at the Natural History Museum puts pterosaurs on display. They are winged reptiles that flew with their fingers, walked on their wings, and ranged from the size of a sparrow to that of an F-16 fighter jet.
Tuesday, April 08, 2014
In Africa, there's a quiet trend sweeping the continent and dividing neighbor from neighbor. More than 30 nations worldwide have declared that homosexuality is a crime, and most of these nations are in Africa.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
It's day four in the rescue effort to find survivors after a mudslide devastated a community in Washington State. Residents are crying out for stability in the wake of this unfolding tragedy that has left many missing and at least 14 people dead. Ed Ronco, Morning Edition host and producer for KPLU in Seattle, weighs in on the rescue and recovery efforts and the way forward for Washington.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
All this week, The Takeaway is getting a close-up look at classrooms around the U.S. Today, we head to Monroe Middle School in Tampa, FL. Like many schools around the country, Monroe is adopting the curriculum called Common Core—a shift to a more structured, discussion, and logic-oriented approach to teaching writing and math. John O’Connor covers education for StateImpact Florida and WUSF in Tampa. He says that the Common Core seems to be a good fit for Monroe.
Monday, March 10, 2014
Four years ago the U.S. Supreme Court made a blockbuster decision in the case of Citizens United, which dramatically changed the way political campaigns are funded. With the midterm election season about to get underway, The Takeaway speaks with the founders of the ice cream company Ben & Jerry’s—Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield—about money and politics in the post-Citizens United era and their campaign to reverse the Citizens United decision.
Monday, February 24, 2014
Who is in charge in Ukraine? Will President Yanukovych face charges of mass murder? How might Ukraine move forward during this uncertain time? What action should the international community take? The Takeaway explores this and more with Andriy Kulykov, a reporter for Ukraine Public Radio; Oleh Rybachuk, chief of staff to former President Viktor Yushchenko; Regina Smyth, an expert on Russia and associate professor of Political Science at Indiana University; and Nicolai Petro, a political science professor at the University of Rhode Island currently stationed in Ukraine's third largest city, Odessa, for a Fulbright Scholarship.
Wednesday, February 05, 2014
Earlier this week, Milwaukee concertmaster Frank Almond was walking to a car after a performance when his 1715 Stradivarius violin was stolen by a thief. A former FBI special agent discussed the world of high art theft and the history of stolen violins.
Tuesday, February 04, 2014
Is America's approach to Syria failing? Nancy Soderberg, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, discusses Syria's future and the Obama administration's agenda. Each morning, Syrian composer Kinan Azmeh asks himself if everything is all right—he asks this of himself, his family and his friends. Yet sometimes there is no answer to that question, as his piece "A Sad Morning Every Morning" shows. He joins The Takeaway to discuss the relationship between war and music.