Friends and colleagues,
I'm writing to let everyone know that KNPR's Managing Producer is moving onto a new gig. Lee Hernandez has taken a job at New York Public Radio (WNYC), as that station's Morning Edition producer.
Lee joined the staff at KNPR before I did. He was a bright-eyed, bushy-tailed J-School graduate from Northern Arizona University, when he was hired as SoN's junior producer. Over 5 years at KNPR, Lee has developed quite a range of journalism skills and a great ear for radio. He's got great instincts, excellent technical chops and sound news judgement. He can keep tabs on an ever-changing news environment, while managing dozens of stories and editorial elements. He's become a sure-footed editor, he's quick and efficient, and he's got a fine sense of humor to boot. As he's continued to take on a broader and broader array of responsibilities, we've increasingly looked to Lee as a team spark plug, and a leader.
Yeah, we'll miss him. But it's with great pride that we send Lee on to a newsroom at one of the biggest and most-exciting public radio stations in the US. We know WNYC is lucky to have him, and soon, they'll know it too.
Lee's last day is Friday, August 9th. Please join me in congratulating him on 5 years of great work at Nevada Public Radio, and in wishing him well on his next adventure. And if you see Lee around the building in between now and when he leaves us, offer him your condolences too: he'll be getting to work every day at 4am in a city that never sleeps.
warm regards, Lee, and bon voyage.
Adam Burke, News Director
Nevada Public Radio