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WAMU 88.5 Staff Headshot I’m a reporter with a passion for  highlighting creative communities and serving a local audience. I love experimenting with new forms of storytelling, particularly around the intersections of audio and online storytelling.

My day job is a blast: 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 a story on dating in the Trump era, and a PRNDI award for a story on how actors navigate intimate onstage scenes in the #MeToo era. I also regularly contribute to the Washington Post Magazine and enjoy taking on freelance work.

Before WAMU, I produced podcasts for the New Republic. I’ve written and produced for NPR, The Atlantic, The Washington PostHere & 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., and now live in the District with my husband, 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.