Vanessa FinneyMorning Edition & Classical Host
Vanessa Finney hosts Morning Edition and weekend classical music on JPR; she also sings in a jazz duet and produces "The Work of Art" for Southern Oregon PBS. She graduated from UCLA and worked in print and broadcast journalism for many years while living in California.
In 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom spearheaded “Project Homekey,” to help counties acquire and convert motels into long-term supportive housing for the homeless. Kaiser Health News reporter Anna Maria Barry-Jester recently wrote about people who are benefitting from the program. In her conversation with JPR’s Erik Neumann, she explains why she focused on rural Del Norte County in northwest California.