Emily Fox Named Local Morning Edition Host at WKAR-FM

Emily Fox. Photo credit: Gil Aegerter/KUOW

Emily Fox will join WKAR-FM (East Lansing) as the Capital Region host and local producer for NPR’s Morning Edition.

The announcement was made June 26 by Peter Whorf, radio station manager at WKAR. Fox joins the WKAR news team on July 23, and will debut as Morning Edition local host the week of August 13.

“We’re all thrilled that Emily will be joining WKAR as our local host and producer for Morning Edition,” Whorf said. “Emily brings a major radio market background, years of experience, deep Michigan roots, and MSU degrees in both communications and music. I can’t imagine anyone better suited for this position than Emily.”

Fox comes to WKAR from KUOW in Seattle, Washington, where she was the local Morning Edition host for the Seattle market. No stranger to Michigan, Fox previously worked at Michigan Radio as host, reporter, and producer.

“We’re excited to have another strong journalist join WKAR’s Morning Edition,” said Reginald Hardwick, WKAR digital news director. “In addition to hosting NPR newscasts in Michigan and Seattle, Emily has produced stories of indigenous peoples in our state and the northwest, which were picked up by national newscasts. It’s that kind of unique reporting that we cannot wait to have Emily share with our community.”

Emily Fox is a graduate of Michigan State University receiving her masters of arts in telecommunication information studies and media in 2013, and her bachelor of music in 2011.

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