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Melody wakes up very early in the morning to produce regional content for Morning Edition. She began at VPR as a part-time production assistant and was promoted to full-time in 2007. She has also served as a news and editorial assistant for The Burlington Free Press. After graduating from Skidmore College, she spent a year in France working as a high school teaching assistant. Melody grew up on a dairy farm in Addison County. She spends her free time gardening, cooking, and being outside as much as possible.
Jeff Tiberii first started posing questions to complete strangers at the age of 2. Following a meal of Italian food at La Cantina Italiana, Jeff climbed down from the booth and began asking other customers how they were doing and if they enjoyed their meals. Jeff grew up in Wayland, Massachusetts, graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in Broadcast Journalism, and moved to North Carolina in 2006. He previously worked for NPR member stations WAER (Syracuse) and WFDD (Winston-Salem). Jeff grew up rooting for the Tar Heels and remains an avid basketball fan. During his free time, he works for IMG as a Network Studio Host in Winston-Salem. Jeffâ
As music director Steve Brown curates and selects the classics you hear during our daytime music programing.
As a musician, Steve serves as a conductor of the Blacksburg Community Band and is Choir Director for his church. He has also written the book, music, lyrics and orchestrations for musicals ("The Prisoner Of Zenda" and "Road To Paradise"). The Roanoke Symphony will premiere his âââââââ