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Scott Cameron Becomes IPM News Director


Scott Cameron, formerly senior producer of NPR’s Talk of the Nation, has joined the Illinois Public Media staff as director of news and public affairs. Scott began working at NPR in 2006 as editor of Talk of the Nation, a national news-talk call-in show that reached more than 3 million listeners a week. He became senior producer of the program in 2012.

A broadcast journalism graduate of the University of Illinois, Scott also was a producer for WGN Radio in Chicago from 1998-2006, and was a producer and announcer at WDWS-AM/WHMS-FM, Champaign, from 1995-1998.

“I’m excited to be part of a news organization that’s so clearly committed to making a difference in the community and to many of the values I’ve embraced during my career at NPR and elsewhere―to thoughtful journalism, engagement, relevance and public service,” Cameron said. “We've got a talented group of reporters, producers and hosts, and I look forward to contributing to their efforts to find new ways to tell stories that are relevant, informative and surprising―whether those stories are delivered on-air or online.”

Kimberlie Kranich, director of community content and engagement at Illinois Public Media said that Scott’s deep roots in Illinois and the variety of his experience in news and public affairs make him a good fit for Illinois Public Media. “We look forward to his help in upping our game,” she said.