• Political Reporter

    Ian Donnis has been the political reporter for Rhode Island Public Radio since 2009. The Washington Post has called him one of Rhode Island’s best political reporters. Besides reporting, Ian tweets at

  • Operations & Production Manager

    As Operations & Production Manager, James handles everything from on-air promotions to producing the pledge drive. If you have a question about a program or story you heard on RIPR, he will be happy to talk to you about it.


  • Membership Manager

    Originally from Ohio, Jed Thorp joined Rhode Island Public Radio in December 2014. As Membership Manager, his responsibilities include coordinating mail and on-air fundraising efforts, creating RIPR's weekly e-newsletter and assisting members...

  • Finance & Traffic Manager

    Jeff joined RIPR in May of 2011, and handles duties in Finance and Payroll, and is our Traffic Manager; that means he manages the scheduling of our underwriters' messages that you hear.  

    He’s a native of Quincy, MA and enjoys just...

  • 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,