People

  • Operations Director

    Adam is responsible for making sure everything you hear on the air runs smoothly. He is also the voice of WRKF News every afternoon during All Things Considered.

    A native of Iowa, Adam received his journalism degree from Iowa...

  • Development Director

    Raised in the animated city of New Orleans, Barbara traveled upriver to attend LSU, graduating from the university with degrees in Psychology and Anthropology.

    She worked in business development for WAFB-TV and the Baton Rouge Business...

  • Underwriting Representative

    Chelsea joined our underwriting department in March.  Raised in Prairieville, LA, she attended LSU and graduated with a bachelor's degree in Advertising from the Manship School of Mass Communications.  During her time at LSU, Chelsea interned...

  • Membership Manager

    Gwen Palagi moved to Baton Rouge in 2015 after living in Hawaii for fifteen years.  While in Hawaii, she managed a small community radio station located on the north shore of Kauai, and then worked in the development office for the statewide...

  • Morning Edition Host

    Karen Henderson is an award-winning journalist whose stories have aired nationally on NPR.   Karen spent ten years as your Morning Edition host at WRKF before leaving in 2008 for a rewarding job as a full-time mom. Once her children were in...

  • President and General Manager

    Maassen, a 29-year radio veteran, led starting the news department that has focused on local news, culture and feature reporting at WWNO, the New Orleans NPR station. He was previously general manager of public radio stations WYSO in Ohio and...

  • Reporter

    Sue Lincoln is a veteran reporter in the political arena. Her radio experience began in the early ’80s, in “the other L-A” — Los Angeles.

    Since her transplantation to Louisiana 25 years ago, she has covered the state, the capital, and...

  • Producer & Contributing Reporter

    Wallis Watkins is a Baton Rouge native. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Philosophy from Louisiana State University in 2013. Soon after, she joined WRKF as an intern and is now reporting on politics for