Senior Reporter, Michigan Radio (Ann Arbor, Mich.)
The role and responsibility of public media in fostering civil discourse Judge
Jennifer Guerra is a senior reporter at Michigan Radio, an NPR affiliate in Ann Arbor, where she has spent the past five years working on “State of Opportunity,” an in-depth reporting project focused on the experiences and development of young people from low-income families. She spends her days in classrooms and neighborhoods in and around Detroit, covering poverty and education and what it takes to help kids succeed. Guerra previously covered arts and culture for the station and worked as a producer for WFUV, a public media station in the Bronx. Her radio features and documentaries have been honored with a number of regional and national awards, including a National Edward R. Murrow Award. Her stories have aired on NPR’s “Morning Edition,” “All Things Considered,” “Marketplace” and WNYC’s “Studio 360.” She has a bachelor’s degree in English language and literature from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree in communications and media studies from Fordham University.