Radio Beats in 2020-2021

For emerging journalists interested in working in radio, Report for America’s group of 2020-2021 host newsrooms comprises more opportunities than ever before — 37 open positions in public radio stations across the country.  Applications are being accepted now until Jan. 31


WFPL 89.3 News Louisville — Kentucky: Southern Indiana

WESA 90.5 Pennsylvania: Johnstown

Delaware Public Media Delaware: State and local elections

Houston Public Media Texas: Health issues in and around Houston

Iowa Public Radio Iowa: Issues affecting underserved populations

KAWC Colorado River Public Media Arizona: Latino communities

KCAW Alaska: Sitka and surrounding communities

KOSU Radio Oklahoma: Agriculture and rural issues in Oklahoma

KUER: NPR Utah Utah: Accountability reporting on the energy industry and its impact on health care and the environment

KUNR Public Radio Nevada: Education and Latino communities in Reno

KUT Texas: 1) Costs and benefits of suburban growth in Williamson County; 2) Hays County and the strains of rapid development

Radio Bilingüe California: San Joaquin Valley

Texas Public Radio Texas: 1) Texas Hill Country; 2) Business issues in Laredo and other border areas

The Public’s Radio Rhode Island: Race and poverty in Newport R.I.

Vermont Public Radio Vermont: Northeast Kingdom

WABE Georgia: Minority communities in south Atlanta

WFAE/Charlotte Mecklenburg Public Library — North Carolina: Unique partnership using radio and wikipedia to fill news deserts

WKSU — Ohio: Rural healthcare

WNIJ Northern Public Radio — Illinois: Pressing community issues such as substandard housing and police relations

WWNO 89.9 FM New Orleans Public Radio Louisiana: 1) Statehouse reporting in Baton Rouge; 2) Bayou parishes reporting based in Thibodaux

WYPR 88.1 FM Your Public Radio Corp Maryland: Baltimore’s housing crisis

WYSO Public Radio Ohio: Climate change and environmental issues

Yellowstone Public Radio Montana: 1) Montana statehouse; 2) Native American issues

South Dakota Public Broadcasting South Dakota: Ethnic communities including Native Americans

Arizona Public Media Arizona: Watchdog reporting in Cochise County

Connecticut Public Connecticut: 1) The Naugatuck River Valley, especially blue-collar families; 2) Latino communities

WITF Pennsylvania: 1) Latino communities in Reading and Lebanon and others; 2) Local Latino angle on elections

Detroit Public Television Michigan: 1) Threats to safe drinking water; 2) Early childhood education in metro Detroit

Kansas City PBS — Missouri: Rural issues in Missouri

KIVI-TV — Idaho: Agriculture and rural issues including immigration and effects of climate change

Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting — Kentucky: Youth, social services and legislative accountability

Mendocino Voice — California: Environment, Environmental regulation and effects on the economy

The Chicago Reporter/Univision — Illinois: Aurora, Elgin, Joliet, Cicero, Waukegan and other Chicago exurbs


To apply, click here.  To see the other open Report for America positions, or to sort by beat or location, click here.


If you have any questions about the application process, please contact us:

Kim Kleman, National Director | [email protected]

David Reed Fox, Corps Member Applications Manager | [email protected]