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Ashley, born in Manila, Philippines, was adopted and raised in Western Kentucky. She is a 2010 University of Kentucky graduate with a B.A. in Journalism and Political Science. She also attended the University of Maryland for graduate studies in Journalism for one year. Ashley interned with Morning Edition at NPR Headquarters in Washington, DC, in 2011 and was hired afterward as a temp production assistant. After six months at headquarters, Ashley started her reporting and hosting career at WRKF. In addition to public radio, Ashley also loves UK basketball, her Fantasy Football team, traveling and cats.
Waking up is hard to do, but it’s easier with NPR’s Morning Edition. Hosts Renee Montagne, David Greene and Steve Inskeep -- along with Ashley Westerman in WRKF's studio -- bring the day’s stories and news to radio listeners on the go. Morning Edition provides news in context, airs thoughtful ideas and commentary, and reviews important new music, books, and events in the arts. All with voices and sounds that invite listeners to experience the stories.