KOSU Adds Reporter; Names Morning Edition Host

Feb 9, 2015

KOSU welcomed Emily Wendler to the KOSU broadcast team on February 4. Emily is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio with degrees in Geology and Journalism from the University of Cincinnati and a graduate degree in Environmental Science and Natural Resource Journalism from the University of Montana. She is a radio storyteller who excels in the development of investigative and explanatory pieces and in the analysis of data to tell stories. Emily will be based at the KOSU studios in Oklahoma City and her initial focus will be the future of education in our state.

"During the selection process, we were impressed with Emily's passion for public radio storytelling and her interest in and grasp of many of the issues facing Oklahoma. Her intelligence, curiosity, and passion for radio journalism will raise the bar on the depth and impact of KOSU's local news coverage." - Kelly Burley

KOSU has also named long-time station reporter Michael Cross as the permanent local host for Morning Edition. Michael joined KOSU in 2008 and has served as KOSU's host for Morning Edition since October 2014. During his tenure at the station, Michael has covered the Oklahoma Legislature and has mentored student journalists. In his new role, Michael will also continue moderating This Week In Oklahoma Politics, the station's weekly political conversation, and serve as a moderator for On Tap, KOSU's monthly community conversation on policy issues.

"Michael is an invaluable member of the KOSU team who wears many hats to keep listeners informed. He is a well-known, warm and reliable voice, providing listeners with the local information they need each weekday to be informed citizens of our region." - Kelly Burley

We hope you'll join us in welcoming Emily to KOSU and congratulating Michael on his new role.