Art Hughes, Executive Producer: Art is a veteran radio and multimedia journalist with extensive experience in public and community-based organizations as well as commercial media. Before joining Koahnic Broadcast Corporation in 2015, he worked as a web editor, maintaining the online presence and social media strategy for three Minneapolis-based publications at Dolan Media. Before that, Art was news director for an online and radio startup venture, BringMeTheNews.com. During his tenure the number of employees more than tripled and the online and on air reach grew exponentially at a time when many news organizations were contracting. For more than a dozen years, Art worked as a reporter and producer at Minnesota Public Radio covering everything from city meetings to natural disasters to immigrant communities.
Tara Gatewood (Isleta Pueblo), Host & Producer: Tara joined the Native airwaves in 2005. For 20 years she has worked in Indian Country in the arenas of health and community development. She has more than 19 years of experience as a journalist. Beyond radio broadcasting, her palette of experience also includes working in Washington, D.C., South Dakota, Minnesota, Massachusetts and New Mexico. She was a reporter and photographer for several major news organizations. Her past works can be found in the Boston Globe, Aberdeen American News, St. Paul Pioneer Press, Transmission Magazine, Albuquerque The Magazine and Native Peoples.
Monica Braine (Assiniboine/Hunkpapa Lakota), Senior Producer: Monica joined NAC full-time in 2013. Her career in journalism started with an internship at her tribal newspaper Wotanin on the Ft Peck Reservation in Montana. She later studied film making at Antioch College and has a Master’s degree in Education from the University of New Mexico. She also worked at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, the Navy Museum, National Geographic and the Media Literacy Project.
Andi Murphy (Navajo), Associate Producer: Andi is from Crownpoint, N.M., a small town on the Navajo Nation reservation. She has been a writer since she learned how to use a pencil. She evolved into a journalist, from a creative writer, during her first year in college when she joined the American Indian Journalism Institute and the Native American Journalists Association. Through AIJI, she has held internships in Farmington, Montana and North Dakota. She is a graduate of New Mexico State University and most recently worked as a features writer for the Las Cruces Sun-News.
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