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WAMU 88.5 Staff Headshot I’m a radio reporter and producer with experience in magazine and digital journalism. I’m passionate about crafting news stories that matter to a local audience, and love experimenting with new forms of storytelling, particularly around the intersections of audio and online communities.

I’m the Arts and Culture beat reporter at WAMU 88.5, the public radio station for D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia. I’ve won a regional Murrow Award for feature reporting for my WAMU story on dating in the Trump era, as well as three internal storytelling awards.

Before WAMU, I produced podcasts for the New Republic. I’ve also written and produced for NPR, The AtlanticHere & NowPRI’s The WorldWGBH’s Innovation HubThe New York Times, and Boston.com.

I love working in the place where I grew up. I was raised in Northern Virginia, went to high school in D.C. (go Hoppers!), and now live in the District with my fiancé, Charlie, and cat, 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.