As one of the Senior Editors of The World, Ken Bader helps correspondents from around the globe write accurate, balanced, clear, and stylish stories. Ken helps reporters sound precise yet conversational, thoughtful yet spontaneous, serious yet not too serious.
Ken has been in radio for more than 40 years. In 1971, he took his first position in public radio, working as a public affairs producer at WSUI, Iowa City. Since then, Ken has written and produced stories and programs for several NPR affiliates and nationally broadcast programs. He has been the Senior Editor of “Critic’s Choice” for the Voice of America, “Monitor Radio” for The Christian Science Monitor, and “Weekend Edition Sunday” for NPR.
Ken's first journalistic love has always been international news, and he feels excited and privileged to work with The World's extraordinary corps of overseas correspondents. He says he learns something new, not merely every day, but every hour on the job. He especially enjoys working with the veteran BBC journalists, whose use of phrases like "queuing up," "driving lorries," and "bloody awful" causes him no end of cross-cultural amusement.