People

  • Operations Director

    Adam is responsible for coordinating WRKF's programming and making sure everything you hear on the radio runs smoothly. He is also the voice of local news every afternoon during All Things Considered.

    A native of Iowa, Adam received his...

  • Development Director

    Raised in the animated city of New Orleans, Barbara traveled upriver to attend LSU, graduating from the university with degrees in Psychology and Anthropology.

    She worked in business development for WAFB-TV and the Baton Rouge Business...

  • Underwriting Representative
  • Membership Manager

    Gwen Palagi moved to Baton Rouge in 2015 after living in Hawaii for fifteen years. While in Hawaii, she managed a small community radio station located on the north shore of Kauai, and then worked in the development office for the statewide...

  • Host

    Karen Henderson is an award-winning journalist whose stories have aired nationally on NPR.   Karen spent ten years as your Morning Edition host at WRKF before leaving in 2008 for a rewarding job as a full-time mom. Once her children were in...

  • Regional News Director

    Patrick is the Regional News Director for the news collaboration between WRKF Baton Rouge and WWNO New Orleans.

  • Capitol Reporter

    Paul Braun is WRKF's reporter for Capitol Access, our series of reporting on state politics, government, and the people shaping Louisiana's state policy.

  • President and General Manager

    Maassen, a 29-year radio veteran, led starting the news department that has focused on local news, culture and feature reporting at WWNO, the New Orleans NPR station. He was previously general manager of public radio stations WYSO in Ohio and...

  • Public Health Reporter

    Rosemary Westwood is the public reporter for WWNO/WRKF. She was previously a freelance writer specializing in gender and reproductive rights, a radio producer, columnist, magazine writer and podcast host.