Emily Siner (rhymes with “finer”) is a journalist who lives in Nashville and hails from the Chicago area. She writes, 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 innovative newsroom that’s frequently recognized for its service to local journalism. She edited work that won a national Edward R. Murrow Award and a George Foster Peabody Award — two of the highest honors in broadcast journalism. She also produced and hosted an interview podcast called Movers & Thinkers and launched 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 enjoys speaking to journalism students and to community groups about public radio, and she 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.