Emily Siner (rhymes with “finer”) is a journalist who lives in Nashville and hails from the south suburbs of Chicago. She writes, records, produces and edits stories that document the human experience and explain how things work.

She is currently the news director of Nashville Public Radio (WPLN News), where she oversees an award-winning and innovative newsroom that’s frequently recognized for its service to local journalism. She also produces and hosts a podcast called Movers & Thinkers and helped launch the station’s fleet of podcasts. She was named Tennessee Radio Journalist of the Year in 2016 and has won three regional Edward R. Murrow Awards for her reporting.

Before moving to Nashville, she produced stories for NPR.org and interned at the Los Angeles Times, copy-editing some of the best reporters in the country.

She is also passionate about strengthening the future of journalism. She speaks often to college and high school students and presented at TEDxNashville 2015 about “Bringing Radio Into The Digital Age.”

Emily is a proud graduate of the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. In her free time in Nashville, she has a variety of creative outlets, including playing Irish fiddle music and writing a dystopian novel.