• Producer

    Jim helps produce and edit special projects for RIPR.  He's been a longtime presence here, dating back to the WRNI and even WBUR days, including: Focus Rhode Island,

  • 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 general reporting and special projects.

    He's been here since the...

  • 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...

  • Underwriting Account Executive

    A native Midwesterner, Marti came to Rhode Island in 2002 by way of Phoenix, and to RIPR after a 20+ year career in Enterprise Business Development and a local small business.  As a decades-long Public Radio listener, coming to RIPR is the...

  • 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
  • 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...

  • 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...