Staff Spotlight: Rebecca Sananes
Have you ever wondered about the people that make the magic happen at VPR? Well, we're here to pull back the curtain! Each month we're profiling different members of the VPR team; finding out what they do as well as some interesting facts about them. This time, we're talking to VPR's Upper Valley Reporter, Rebecca Sananes.
- My name is: Rebecca Sananes
- Public radio employee since: January 2015
- Public radio listener since: Before I can remember, my Dad is a public radio junkie.
- My job is: Upper Valley Reporter
Tell Me More:
One of my favorite radio moments is: When David Isay gave microphones to two kids in the Southside of Chicago and produced Ghetto Life 101. Seriously, go listen; you’ll fall in love with radio, too.
If I could share a coffee with anyone, it would be: Honestly… Beyoncé.
When I tell people I work for VPR, they often say: I love VPR! (Really, it’s one of my favorite things about reporting here – how much the community depends on and supports VPR).
I can't live without: black coffee.
I've learned the most about radio from: Covering the New Hampshire primaries with Asma Khalid, who is now on the elections team at NPR. We would go to campaign events, talk about sound bites and storylines. She’d drive the getaway car and I’d cut tape in the passenger seat. She taught me (most) everything I know.
My favorite thing to do in Vermont: How about top three? Hiking up the river at the Bolton Buckets, skiing fresh snow and … eating poutine.
The one word I always stumble over on air is: Contractions get me every time – don’t, can’t, won’t ever use ‘em!
An important tip I've learned about investigative reporting is: “Allegedly” is my favorite word. Everybody is innocent until proven guilty.
The Newscast headline reporting the last year in my life would be: 20-Something Shocks Herself By How Little Sleep She Can Live On
Listening is most important when: you have a different opinion.
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