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St. Louis Public Radio Announces Four New Journalists

Emanuele Berry
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St. Louis Public Radio is pleased to announce that four new voices are joining the journalistic team.

Starting today is Emanuele Berry, who is coming to St. Louis from East Lansing, Mich. Berry will be the second person to hold a fellowship that centers around regional race matters, as well as diversity and culture. Her predecessor, Erin Williams, is now with WMUK , Kalamazoo, Mich.

Most recently Berry has been a producer and weekend host at WKAR. She recently won an Emmy for her work on “Imported From China,” a documentary film produced at Michigan State University, her alma mater. Berry has also worked on the Great Lakes Echo.

Camille Philips
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Camille Philips

You’ve already heard from Camille Phillips, who started several days ago as weekend newscaster. Prior to that, Phillips was online producer for St. Louis on the Air and Cityscape. She grew up in southwest Missouri and has a master’s degree from the Missouri School of Journalism, University of Missouri-Columbia.

Prior to joining St. Louis Public Radio, Camille was an intern for Harvest Public Media. Her work has aired on KCUR, KBIA, NET Nebraska, Kansas Public Radio and Iowa Public Radio.

Two reporters will arrive in early August.

Willis Ryder Arnold comes from Brooklyn, N.Y., where he has been an assistant producer and editor for the live radio show “Where I’m From” and associate manager of programming and radio for ARTonAIR.org. He has also worked as a freelance reporter, photographer and producer.

Arnold, a graduate of Bard College and the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism, will be joining Nancy Fowler to cover arts and culture in the St. Louis area.

Durrie Bouscaren
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Durrie Bouscaren

Durrie Bouscaren brings experience as a reporter at Iowa Public Radio to the coverage of health issues for St. Louis Public Radio. She has been a one-woman reporting bureau based in Cedar Rapids. Prior to that she was a freelancer reporter for WRVO in Syracuse and an intern at KQED in San Francisco.

Bouscaren, a graduate of Syracuse University, will be filling a spot created with the retirement of Robert Joiner. She will be looking at a wide range of issues associated with health care and medicine.

Donna Korando started work in journalism at SIU’s Daily Egyptian in 1968. In between Carbondale and St. Louis Public Radio, she taught high school in Manitowoc, Wis., and worked at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. She was the copy editor and letters editor for the editorial page from 1973-77. As an editorial writer from 1977-87, she covered Illinois and city politics, education, agriculture, family issues and sub-Saharan Africa. When she was editor of the Commentary Page from 1987-2003, the page won several awards from the Association of Opinion Page Editors. From 2003-07, she headed the features copy desk.

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