Alec Malachowski is a sophomore Broadcasting major at WIU. He graduated from Lake Zurich High School in 2012 and decided that Western gave him the best chance to succeed. In high school Alec realized that being a sports-talk radio host was his dream. So, shortly after being enrolled at WIU he joined the school radio station and was a co-host on a weekly sports-talk show. Outside of his time at Tri-States AIS, Alec heavily invests his time towards following the Green Bay Packers among other sports teams and contributes to his sports blog which can be read at alecwiu.blogspot.com.
Science correspondent Geoff Brumfiel's reports on physics, space, and all things nuclear can be heard across NPR News programs and on NPR.org.
Brumfiel has carried his microphone into ghost villages created by the Fukushima nuclear accident in Japan. He's tracked the journey of highly enriched uranium as it was shipped out of Poland. For a story on how animals drink, he crouched for over an hour and tried to convince his neighbor's cat to lap a bowl of milk. He became a full-time correspondent in March of 2013.
Prior to NPR, Geoff was based in London as a senior reporter for Nature Magazine from 2007-2013. There he covered energy, space, climate, and the physical sciences. In addition to reporting, he was a member of the award-winning Nature podcast team. From 2002 – 2007, Brumfiel was Nature Magazine's Washington Correspondent, reporting on Congress, the Bush administration, NASA, and the National Science Foundation, as well as the Departments of Energy and Defense.
He began his journalism career working on the American Physical Society's "Focus" website, which is now part of Physics.
Brumfiel is the 2013 winner of the Association of British Science Writers award for news reporting on the Fukushima nuclear accident.
He graduated from Grinnell College with a BA double degree in physics and English, and earned his Masters in science writing from Johns Hopkins University.