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Erik Neumann

News Director

Erik Neumann is JPR's news director. He earned a master's degree from the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism and joined JPR as a reporter in 2019 after working at NPR member station KUER in Salt Lake City. Erik grew up alongside the Puget Sound and is passionate about the power of narrative storytelling to explore the issues that impact people's lives. He has a diverse range of experience in public radio — reporter, host, producer of live events, and teacher of radio production to young people at Youth Radio in Oakland. Reach Erik at: neumanne1@sou.edu