Tamar Charney

Local Editorial Lead, NPR One

I’m one of those people who is perfectly content to sit alone in a restaurant, observing the people around me. It’s no surprise I became a journalist because I enjoying wondering what other people's lives are about.

I’ve been a public radio jack of all trades — dj, newscaster, arts reporter, talk show producer and for almost a decade I ran Michigan Radio’s on-air, online, and news strategy and operations. Currently, I work with stations around the country as the Local Editorial Lead for NPR One.

Fun fact: I’ve done voiceovers for funeral homes, truck engine repair training modules and even a cartoon hepatitis virus — yes, you read that right.

I grew up in Nashville, Tennessee, before the city was full of hipsters, moved to Michigan for school and I stay here because I fell in love with snow, the Great Lakes, and the stories there are to tell about this area.

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