People

  • Managing Editor, Arkansas Public Media

    Bobby Ampezzan is a native of Detroit who holds degrees from Dickinson College (Carlisle, PA) and the University of Arkansas (Fayetteville). He's written for The Guardian newspaper and Oxford American magazine and was a longtime...

  • Reporter / Anchor

    Chris Hickey was born and raised in Houston, Texas, spending his teenage years in Camden, Ohio. He graduated from Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas, majoring in English. He got his start in public radio working as a board operator at WMUB in...

  • Reporter

    David Monteith is a reporter for KUAR news.

  • Anchor / Reporter

    Radio veteran David Wallace began his news and sports reporting career while in college in 1976. These days, it is more of a hobby than a main job. He anchors weekends and is on-call as a reporter-at-large for KUAR. Since moving to Little Rock...

  • Reporter / Anchor

    Jacob Kauffman is a reporter and anchor for KUAR. He primarily covers the state legislature and politics beat while juggling anchoring Morning Edition Monday through Friday. 

    Jacob is a long-time Little Rock resident who started...

  • Content Development Director

    As Content Development Director, Karen Tricot Steward helps with the creation of news and cultural programming and helps set standards and best practices. She manages digital content on our website and social media platforms. She also works...

  • Development Associate

    As Development Associate, Laurie Pierce helps obtain corporate support for UALR Public Radio. She works with foundations, corporations and businesses who are interested in underwriting public radio programming. 

    Laurie has a journalism...

  • News Director

    As News Director, Michael Hibblen oversees daily news coverage for KUAR. He handles assignments for the news staff, helps develop story ideas and edits copy. Michael is responsible for starting a news-sharing partnership between public radio...

  • Interim General Manager / Program Director

    Nathan Vandiver is Program Director for UALR Public Radio, which includes KUAR 89.1 and KLRE Classical 90.5.

    He oversees the quality of our on-air sound and is responsible for developing and maintaining programming policy, supervising...

  • Development Director

    As development director for KLRE and KUAR, Sarah leads the stations' fundraising and community engagement efforts.

    A lifelong listener of public radio, she was thrilled to become a member of UALR Public Radio in December of 2014.

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