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Get to know the Delaware Public Media team
News Team
  • Tom Byrne has been a fixture covering news in Delaware for nearly three decades. He joined Delaware Public Media in 2010 as our first news director and has guided the news team ever since. When he's not covering the news, he can be found reading history or pursuing his love of all things athletic.
  • Kelli Steele has over 30 years of experience covering news in Delaware, Baltimore, Winchester, Virginia, Phoenix, Arizona and San Diego, California.
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    Joe brings over 20 years of experience in news and radio to Delaware Public Media and the All Things Considered host position. He joined DPM in November 2019 as a reporter and fill-in ATC host after six years as a reporter and anchor at commercial radio stations in New Castle and Sussex Counties.
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    Paul Kiefer comes to Delaware from Seattle, where he covered policing, prisons and public safety for the local news site PubliCola.
  • Rachel Sawicki is Delaware Public Media's New Castle County Reporter. They are non-binary and use they/them pronouns.
  • Kyle McKinnon is a producer for The Green with a passion for storytelling and connecting with people.
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    Quinn Kirkpatrick was born and raised in Wilmington, Delaware and a graduated of the University of Delaware. She joined Delaware Public Media in June 2021
  • Mark Arehart is an award-winning reporter/producer. Before returning to Delaware, Arehart was a reporter for WKSU and Ideastream Public Media in Northeast Ohio. He previously hosted Morning Edition and covered the arts scene for Delaware Public Media. He has worked for KNKX in Seattle, Kansas Public Radio, and KYUK in Bethel, Alaska.
Contributors
  • Eileen Smith Dallabrida has written for Delaware Public Media since 2010. She's also written for USA Today, National Geographic Traveler, the Christian Science Monitor and many other news outlets.
  • Jon has been reporting on environmental and other topics for Delaware Public Media since 2011. Stories range from sea-level rise and commercial composting to the rebuilding program at Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge and the University of Delaware’s aborted data center plan.
  • Larry Nagengast, a contributor to Delaware First Media since 2011, has been writing and editing news stories in Delaware for more than five decades.
Operations and Programming
  • Pete joined DPM as General Manager in September 2022 after several years in an advisory role. He has a 52-year broadcasting career, most recently retiring from the position of President and CEO of Delmarva Broadcasting. He was born in Wilmington, Delaware and attended Tatnall School and graduated from Thomas McKean High School and the University of Delaware. His name is on the Wall of Fame at McKean and WVUD. He is a 31-year Rotarian and served as District Governor in 2018-2019. Pete has been married since 1976 to Susan Nicholson Booker.
  • Peter joined Delaware Public Media in 2021 after a long career in the private sector. His mission is to introduce businesses to opportunities to reach their customers through DPM. Peter lives in Lewes.
  • Daniele June, Administrative Assistant, joined DPM in August 2020. She handles donor communications and database management. Daniele lives with her family and pets in Camden-Wyoming.
  • Mark Rogers brought his iconic show Hometown Heroes to Delaware Public Media in 2020. For more than 20 years, the show has featured the best musicians and local music from Delaware and the surrounding states. Mark was inducted in the Delaware Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2022.
  • Thomas was born in Chicago and studied at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, IL. He has 35 years of experience in broadcasting, primarily in public radio. He has worked at public and commercial radio stations in Chicago, West Palm Beach, Fla, Philadelphia and Boston, and joined Delaware Public Media as operations manager in January 2017.
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    Jane Vincent joined Delaware Public Media as President in 2017 and never looked back! Under her tenure, DPM has gone through rebranding, upgraded digital media and communications with listeners and supporters, stabilized DPM's infrastructure and technology and launched initiatives to make us more accessible around the state. Today her work with DPM focuses on development and engagement. Before joining DPM, she was known for her long career in public and community service with government, philanthropic, nonprofit, and private for-profit sectors.