• Morning Edition Producer

    John Bender is RIPR's Morning Edition Producer; he researches stories, interviews newsmakers and writes scripts for the morning news.  He also does additional reporting throughout the day for general reporting and special projects.


  • Fill-in Host

    Josie is a regular fill-in host for Rhode Island Public Radio.   She has a long history of news reporting in RI, including WPRO, WLNE TV6, and CBS News.

  • Development Services Coordinator

    Having grown up in Washington, DC and lived in many states throughout the country, the one constant that I could always rely on was the local NPR Station.  So, when I had the opportunity to work for Rhode Island Public Radio, I was excited and...

  • Intern

    Brown University, Class of 2016.

  • Health Care Reporter

    Kristin Espeland Gourlay joined Rhode Island Public Radio in July 2012. Before arriving in Providence, Gourlay covered the environment for WFPL Louisville, KY’s NPR station. And prior to that, she was a reporter...

  • Commentator: Political Roundtable

    Maureen Moakley's extensive experience analyzing political trends make her a vital member of the Political Roundtable team. She holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from Rutgers University and is as professor of Political Science at the...

  • Sports Blogger

    Mike Szostak covered sports for The Providence Journal for 36 years until retiring in 2013. His career highlights included five Winter Olympics from Lake Placid to Nagano and 17 seasons covering the

  • Intern
  • Fill-in Host

    Paul is a long-time fill-in host for Morning Edition and All Things Considered at RIPR.  

    In a previous life Paul worked in a restoration shop owned by high-school friend, Joe Puleo. Paul has hosted...

  • Underwriting Account Executive

    Becky has 15 years of helping businesses market themselves in various media outlets. Born and raised in Northern Michigan, she started her career working with a cable TV company and a few years later, was recruited to working for an NBC TV...

  • Political Analyst

    With a B.A. in political science and history from the University of Vermont and a wealth of knowledge of local politics, it was a given that Scott MacKay would become a commentator for Rhode Island Public Radio's Political Roundtable.


  • Chief Operating Officer

    Susan is a native Rhode Islander with a B.S. in Business Administration from Bryant University. Before returning to Rhode Island in 2009, Susan lived in the Caribbean where she enjoyed snorkeling and working as a beach attendant at her favorite...

  • Intern

    Brown University, Class of 2017

  • Director of Development

    As Director of Development, Tim oversees all of RIPR’s fundraising efforts. With a B.A. in English from Tufts University and a Master’s in Education from Lesley University,...

  • President, CEO, and General Manager

    Torey Malatia brings to Rhode Island nearly two decades of public radio experience, most recently as CEO of WBEZ/Chicago Public Media. Malatia’s accomplished public radio career includes the co-founding of This American Life, a ground...