Carla is the Galesburg News Correspondent for Tri States Public Radio. She was a Board Technician announcing broadcasters to air for four years at WEBQ Radio in Harrisburg, often referred to as The Voice of Southern Illinois. Carla has worked at WCBN, a free-form radio station broadcasting from the campus of the University of Michigan, and at FOX 32, WFLD-TV in Chicago where she coordinated Community Affairs for several years. A native Illinoisan, she enjoyed elementary school in Kankakee and Park Forest, Illinois. It was during those years that Carla developed an appreciation for journalism, working on the staff of the Blackhawk Junior High newspaper and listening to various radio stations broadcasting from Chicago and Detroit. She graduated from Pioneer High School in Ann Arbor, Michigan where she was a Youth for Understanding student ambassador to Finland. Carla has a B.A in Communications and Classical English Literature from DePaul University; in addition, she has a graduate degree in Communications with an emphasis on Rhetorical Theory and Criticism from Northern Illinois University, and one in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Carla joins Tri States Public Radio with years of broadcast and teaching experience. When Carla has free time, she enjoys swimming, reading, music, dance and theater. Her future plans include “contributing to world peace.”
LaToya Dennis joined WUWM in October 2006 as a reporter / producer. LaToya began her career in public radio as a part-time reporter for WKAR AM/FM in East Lansing, Michigan. She worked as general assignment reporter for WKAR for one and a half years while working toward a master's degree in Journalism from Michigan State University. While at WKAR, she covered General Motors plant closings, city and state government, and education among other critical subjects.
Before coming to public radio, LaToya interned at the CBS affiliate in Lansing, Michigan. She also took part in NPR's 2005 Next Generation Radio Project in Kansas City, Missouri as well as NPR's summer 2006 Next Generation Radio Project in Indianapolis, Indiana.
LaToya holds both a Bachelor's degree and a Masters degree in journalism from Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan. Dennis is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists.
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