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The Brian Lehrer Show : About

Airs weekdays at 10AM on 93.9 FM and AM 820

Brian Lehrer leads the conversation about what matters most now in local and national politics, our own communities and our lives.

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Contact The Brian Lehrer Show: blshow@wnyc.org

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Show Staff

  • Lisa Allison - Associate Producer, The Brian Lehrer Show

    The product of two generations of preachers and schoolteachers, perhaps it's inevitable that Lisa found her dream job in public radio. Prior to coming to WNYC, she worked for several years on the business side of magazine publishing and did a little bookbinding. Lisa grew up in the middle of the country and headed for New York to attend Barnard College where she received a degree in political science. She likes to go back and visit family in Kansas, especially during the State Fair, but she still hasn't figured out why she had to leave the top wheat-producing state in the country to find a decent loaf of bread.

  • Jody Avirgan - Associate Producer, The Brian Lehrer Show and It's A Free Country

    Jody Avirgan started two days before The Brian Lehrer Show won a Peabody, and he is taking full credit. He comes to WNYC from WFUV, where he produced "Cityscape" and before that KQED Radio in San Francisco. He's a founder of Longshot Radio, and has produced pieces that have aired here and there and everywhere. Every other month in New York City he hosts the conversation series Ask Roulette, a live audience version of the Brian Lehrer Show's "radio roulette" segments.

  • Alana Casanova-Burgess - Assistant Producer, The Brian Lehrer Show

    Alana Casanova-Burgess is a native New Yorker whose childhood was split between Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Samana peninsula in the Dominican Republic. She went (slightly) north to study at SUNY-Binghamton and stayed put to earn an M.A. from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism and work as a freelance reporter. She is living the intern-turned-staff dream since starting as a graduate school intern with the show in 2010.

  • Paige Cowett - Assistant Producer, The Brian Lehrer Show

    Paige Cowett is an associate producer in the newsroom covering health issues. 

  • Brian Lehrer - Host, The Brian Lehrer Show

    Brian Lehrer is host of The Brian Lehrer Show, WNYC Radio's daily call-in program, covering politics and life, locally and globally. The show airs weekdays from 10am-noon on WNYC 93.9 FM, AM 820 and wnyc.org.

  • Megan Ryan - Senior Producer, The Brian Lehrer Show

    Megan Ryan is the Senior Producer of WNYC’s Peabody Award-winning program The Brian Lehrer Show.  Ryan oversees day to day operations, which includes directing the live show, planning the next day’s program, and staying abreast of all things from mayoral races to storm systems to the whereabouts of the hipsters.