Our Reporters

Airon Camargo

Airon Camargo recently graduated from the University of Utah with a Bachelors in Communication with an emphasis in journalism and a minor in political science. Airon found her love for public radio during an internship with KUER-FM RadioWest, which also sparked her passion for cultivating conversations in news. When she’s not reporting, you can find Airon going on hikes with her kitty named Noodles.

Discovering ingenuity at the heart of journalism

My experience with NPR Next Generation Radio was amazing, but also stressful. At the last minute, I had to scramble to find a new guest when schedules couldn’t work out. This taught me how ingenuity is at the heart of journalism. I was able to pivot and find an...

Martha Harris

Martha Harris is a senior at Brigham Young University and is studying journalism with minors in theater and global women’s studies. They are currently interning as a reporter for Wyoming Public Media and working as a producer for BYU Radio’s Top of Mind with Julie Rose. Harris used to play for BYU’s rugby team and in their spare time, they love discovering new music and cheering on the Portland Thorns soccer team.

Moving away from panic mode

When something goes wrong, no matter how small, I have a tendency to panic and panic a lot. And I feel like that tendency has been rewarded throughout my college career — that panic has fueled semesters where I’m signed up for too many classes, I’ve agreed to work too...

Skyler Jones

Skyler Jones is about to enter his final semester at Southern Utah University, working toward a bachelor’s degree in mass communication. He’s an intern editor for the Dear Student podcast, and soon to be Outdoor section editor for SUU News, his school’s journal. His goal is to travel the world and tell the untold stories he finds along the way. During his spare time, he finds himself being used as a punching bag for the gym he trains at as an amateur boxer.

Now my future is in clear view

When told to reflect on my time with Next Generation Radio, I can only say one thing. I know nothing. It’s not that I didn’t learn or take full advantage of this program. It’s simply that I didn’t know as much as I thought I did about the journalistic world. I came...

Tess Roundy

Tess Roundy is a journalist and senior at the University of Utah. She was the 2021 summer news intern at KUER station in Salt Lake City, where she reported stories about the rise of pickleball and the state’s bookmobile program. Tess enjoys telling human interest stories and amplifying voices of those in underrepresented communities in Utah. After graduating she hopes to continue reporting for public radio station in Utah. During her free time, she loves finding and trying new recipes, baking and cooking (so long as she can eat and share it with her friends and family.)

I have a ‘pocket full of people’ behind me

I’m grateful to have been a part of NPR’s Next Generation Radio. Having constant help and support from my mentor, Gabriela Saldivia, along with a “pocket full of people” there to help me succeed, has been a once in a lifetime experience. Most of my journalism...


The Next Generation Radio Project is a week-long digital journalism training project designed to give competitively selected participants, who are interested in radio and journalism, the skills and opportunity to report and produce their own multimedia story. Those chosen for the project are paired with a professional journalist who serves as their mentor.

This edition of the #NPRNextGenRadio project was produced in collaboration with:

  • Managing Editor – Traci Tong, Editor, Public Media Journalists Association, Boston
  • Digital Editors – Amara Aguilar, University of Southern California, Marnette Federis, Stanford University, Palak Jayswal, Digital Producer, KUER
  • Audio Tech – Selena Seay-Reynolds, Freelancer Audio Engineer, Los Angeles
  • Editorial Illustrators – Yunyi Dai, Graduate student, School of Visual Arts, New York City, Lauren Ibanez, Houston 
  • Visuals – Erica Lee, Freelance Visual Journalist, Jersey City, Katherine Ellis, Audience Development and Communications Manager, KUER, Salt Lake City
  • Web Developer – Robert Boos, Metropolitan State, Minneapolis

Our journalist/mentors for this project were:

  • Gabriela Saldivia, Independent Journalist, Seville, Spain
  • Rocio Hernandez, Senior Field Correspondent, KJZZ, Phoenix, AZ
  • Lexi Peery, Southern Utah Bureau Reporter, KUER, St. George, Utah
  • Nina Earnest, Podcast Producer, KSL, Salt Lake City

NPR’s Next Generation Radio program is directed by its founder, Doug Mitchell.