Sommer Hill

Sommer Hill (she/her) is a social media associate for NPR Extra. She started with NPR in May 2021. Her primary responsibilities include managing the social media accounts for NPR Extra as well as creating blog posts for NPR.org. In her time at NPR, Hill has worked on many projects including the Tiny Desk Contest, the How I Built This Summit, creating a resource page for Juneteenth material, participating in the 'What Juneteenth Means To Me' video and contributing to WOC/POC meetings.

Before NPR, Hill worked with BET as an associate producer and production assistant, NBC in the NBCU Page Program and CBS as an Associate Production Coordinator. She graduated from the illustrious Howard University in 2019 receiving her degree in media, journalism and film and a minor in Spanish. She graduated magna cum laude.

Hill is proudly from St. Louis but has lived in 3 different countries and 8 cities. She has a very deep passion for diversity and inclusion and actively seeks to make any environment she's in more safe and inclusive for everyone. She loves meeting and learning from new people, book suggestions and outdoor activities.

Faces of NPR: Noel King

Jul 30, 2021

Faces Of NPR showcases the people behind NPR--from the voices you hear every day on the radio to the ones who work outside of the recording studio. You'll find out about what they do and what they're inspired by on the daily. This week, we feature Noel King, the Host of Morning Edition and Up First at NPR.

The Basics:

Name: Noel King

Twitter Handle: @NoelKing

Faces Of NPR showcases the people behind NPR--from the voices you hear every day on the radio to the ones who work outside of the recording studio. You'll find out about what they do and what they're inspired by on the daily. This week, we feature Yolanda Sangweni, the Senior Director of Programming at NPR.

The Basics:

Name: Yolanda Sangweni

Twitter Handle: @YoliZama

Chris Benderev is the producer for the podcast Embedded, a podcast that takes a story from the news and goes deeper. He worked on a series about the the mass killing at the Capital Gazette newsroom. As the trial is underway, we spoke to him about his work to make sure their story is never forgotten.

Gerald Fischman, John McNamara, Rebecca Smith, Rob Hiaasen and Wendi Winters.

Short Wave Team Q&A

Jul 14, 2021

Short Wave says goodbye to host Maddie Sofia and answers questions about the future of the podcast.

Faces Of NPR showcase the people behind NPR--from the voices you hear every day on the radio to the ones who work outside of the recording studio. You'll find out about what they do and what they're inspired by on the daily. This week, we feature Neda Ulaby, the Art Correspondent at NPR.

The Basics:

Name: Neda Ulaby

Twitter Handle: @Ulabeast

Job Title: Art Correspondent

Where You're From: Amman, Jordan

What do you do for NPR?