Host Joshua Johnson is the co-creator of the series, Truth Be Told. He began his radio career at WLRN in Miami. He served for over five years as morning news host for KQED in San Francisco, where he became one of the station’s stars. Read more about Joshua.
Producer Jonquilyn Hill came to 1A from NPR, where she was part of the Election Unit. JQ is a graduate of Howard University with a degree in Broadcast Journalism.
Producer Bianca Martin joined 1A after working as D.C. Staff Assistant in the U.S. Senate. She has a B.A. in International Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Producer Aileen Humphreys joined 1A after several years at WAMU, working as a host and broadcast technician. Previously, she lived on the North Shore of Oahu and was a host and producer at Hawaii Public Radio. She holds a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University.
Producer Paige Osburn came to 1A from sunny Los Angeles, where she was an Associate Producer for News at Southern California Public Radio. Before that, she worked the 2 AM shift as a Writer/Producer at CBS Radio. She’s also done work for Marketplace, Take Two, Airtalk, and others. She enjoys long walks on the beach and does not hold a master’s in journalism from Columbia University.
Producer Avery J.C. Kleinman joined 1A after several years as a producer for The Kojo Nnamdi Show, WAMU’s local talk show. She also works as a freelance reporter and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in journalism.
Producer Morgan Givens joined the 1A team after spending time as their intern in the fall of 2017. Prior to that, he spent time as a police officer in Washington, D.C. and later worked in prisons to eliminate sexual violence against incarcerated persons. Morgan is a storyteller, writer and performer who was trained at Transom and holds a degree in history from Appalachian State University.
Producer Kathryn Fink joined 1A from, well, interning at 1A. Before that, she was a freelancer at WHRO Public Media in Norfolk, Virginia. She holds a B.A. in English from the University of Virginia. She does a mean Gollum impression.
Producer Gabrielle Healy started at 1A as an intern. Before that, she interned at WBUR, PolitiFact and WCAI. She studied English and public policy at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio and grew up in Fairhaven, Massachusetts. She likes visiting the beach and eating ice cream, sometimes at the same time.
Producer Stacia Brown joins 1A after creating two podcasts, The Rise of Charm City and Hope Chest. She previously worked as a freelance writer and audio producer and holds a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing from Sarah Lawrence College. She is a K-drama super fan.
Producer Haili Blassingame joined the 1A team after being their spring intern in 2019. She’s also had other internships with NPR’s Code Switch, Weekend Edition, and Music teams. She’s grateful that 1A has thwarted her plot to be a life-long intern. She’s a graduate of Spelman College and a native Washingtonian.
Podcast editor Miranda Fulmore is an award-winning journalist with several years’ experience reporting for radio, web, print and television outlets across the Southeast and Midwest.
1A Across America Live Events Producer Amanda Williams was raised in the Colorado Rockies and came to 1A by way of southern Virginia, where she was a local newspaper reporter. She holds a B.A. in economics from the College of William & Mary.
1A Across America Field Producer James Morrison is an award-winning broadcast reporter. His stories have aired on Morning Edition, Here & Now, The World and multiple public radio member stations. James is a seasoned field producer who has worked around the country and helped launch several podcasts. He began his career in northern California as the lead producer for Capital Public Radio’s daily interview show Insight.
Intern Mikah Sullivan is a rising senior at Penn State University, majoring in cinematography and communications.
Intern Orion Donovan-Smith is a graduate student in American University’s investigative reporting program. After growing up outside Concrete, Washington, he earned a bachelor’s degree in international studies from the University of Washington. He worked on international development and conflict management programs in central Africa before turning to journalism.
Audio engineer Jayk Cherry joined 1A after working as a broadcast technician and production coordinator at WAMU. Jayk was previously a freelance audio engineer for recording projects and a processing technician for the Recorded Sound Section at The Library of Congress. He has a B.A. in audio production and music from American University.
Senior producer Danielle Knight joined 1A after working as a producer on the Diane Rehm Show and as a congressional correspondent for U.S. News & World Report magazine. She’s reported for The New York Times, PRI’s Living on Earth and The Center for Public Integrity. Danielle holds a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University.
Senior managing producer Lindsay Foster Thomas joined 1A from Atlanta. She was Senior Producer for GPB’s On Second Thought. Lindsay has previously worked at Marketplace and was managing editor at WUNC, North Carolina. She holds a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University.
Senior supervising producer Denise Couture joined 1A from The Diane Rehm Show. She was previously a newspaper reporter working at home and abroad. She, too, holds a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia.
Executive producer Rupert Allman moved to D.C. from New York where he worked for WNYC. He does not hold a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia.