Tamar Charney

Program Director, Michigan Radio

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

I started at Michigan Radio as a newscaster and soon became the station’s arts reporter. After years of reporting, I moved into producing talk shows, documentaries and news programs. Now, as Program Director, I manage Michigan Radio’s on-air, online, and news strategy and operations.

Before joining Michigan Radio, I did a variety of jobs at other stations, produced music documentaries for NPR, and did voice-overs for funeral homes, truck engine repair training modules and I was even the voice of 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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