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WAMU 88.5 Staff HeadshotHi! I’m a D.C.-based reporter and podcast host. My skill set includes reporting, audio production, magazine feature-writing, and live event hosting.

I cover the Arts and Culture beat for WAMU 88.5, the public radio station for D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia. I also host What’s With Washington, a podcast exploring the quirks and mysteries of the D.C. region.

I’ve also reported for the Washington Post MagazineThe New Republic, NPR, The Atlantic, DCistHere & NowPRI’s The WorldWGBH’s Innovation HubThe New York Times, and Boston.com.

My work has won awards. I’ve received two regional Murrow Awards — one for a story on dating in the Trump era, and another for a profile of a Deaf DJ. I won a PMJA award for a story on actors navigating intimate scenes in the #MeToo era.

I was raised in Northern Virginia, went to high school in D.C., and now live in the District with my husband and cat. Part of my heart is also in New England: I’m a graduate of Middlebury College in Vermont, and received my master’s in broadcast journalism from Boston University. I’m also a proud AmeriCorps VISTA alum.

You can contact me via email or on Twitter @mikafrak.