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Vanessa Finney

News Host / Producer

Vanessa Finney is JPR's Arts Reporter, All Things Considered host, and Producer of My Better Half - a podcast and Jefferson Exchange segment that explores how people are thriving in the second half of their lives. Outside of JPR, Vanessa sings Jazz & Bossa Nova as part of LoveNotes and produces The Work of Art for Southern Oregon PBS. Originally from California, she graduated from UCLA with a BA in Literature then earned an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Antioch University Los Angeles.