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, November 25, 2015
The time is ripe for our step-by-step guide on handling offensive posts on your social media feeds. This works for the Thanksgiving table, too.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Pull out your camera and look at the last picture you've taken. Why did you take it?
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
A small Colorado town discovered that hundreds of students had been taking and sexting nude photographs "like baseball cards," shaking up the parents, police, schools, and football team.
Wednesday, November 04, 2015
Some coincidences seem just a little bit too... coincidental. Author Walter Kirn is on this week to talk about his recent story "If You're Not Paranoid, You're Crazy."
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
A customized, step-by-step guide for dealing with your digital photo clutter. It'll be fun. Mostly.
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
We click on things we agree with already. Here are some concrete steps to get out of our comfort zone and expose ourselves to different people, opinions, and voices online.
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
If texting someone makes you feel connected, does it matter if there's a real person on the other end?
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
We spend a whole lot of time talking on our phones. But author, professor, and digital-era scholar Sherry Turkle questions whether they're real conversations.
Wednesday, October 07, 2015
Science says you really don't need to worry about carcinogens and WiFi. We sort through all of the research with Only Human's Mary Harris.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
This is a story about an incident that happened to 22-year-old web developer Jacky Alciné, the racist slur that caught him off-guard, and the machines behind it.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
With the latest iOS update, you can start using ad blockers on your phone. But should you?
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Creator of 'Texts From Your Ex' Elan Gale on the impulses behind texting with exes, and publishing the screenshots.
Wednesday, September 09, 2015
Price discrimination, or the "Schmo Tax," is how companies like Amazon post different prices depending on a shopper's zip code or online history. Sound fair?
Wednesday, September 02, 2015
A round-up of all the big questions we should be asking as the kids head back to school.
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.