People

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    Calvin Pynn is a radio reporter, writer, and photographer based in Harrisonburg, Virginia.  Originally hailing from the New River Valley, his career has been a continuous back and forth switch between radio broadcasting and print journalism....

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    In addition to reporting for WMRA about the greater Harrisonburg region, Christopher Clymer Kurtz commutes by bicycle whenever he can, helps his young kids clean up their endless...

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    Dillon Broadwell found a home in the Shenandoah Valley after moving from his home town of Fayetteville, North Carolina to attend James Madison University from 2013-2017. Since graduation, Dillon has started working as a reporter located in...

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    Emily Richardson-Lorente is an award-winning video producer, who finally followed her passion and leapt into public radio in 2014. She grew up in Rhode Island with 3 brothers and 6 parents, and went to Syracuse University on a National Merit...

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    Luanne Austin is a freelance writer who lives in Mount Sidney. She was on staff at the Daily News-Record for 16 years and continues to write a weekly column for the paper. She also writes and edits film scripts, web content, educational...

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    Peter Jump was born and raised in Manchester, England. Prior to his reporting for WMRA he worked on the other side of the microphone for many years – beginning as a Public Affairs Officer for the British Embassy in Washington DC. In addition to...

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    Sefe Emokpae is a May 2013 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she majored in broadcast journalism. At UNC, Sefe was an active leader in the journalism community and has covered stories ranging from Michelle Obama...