Photograph by Daniel Bedell
Amy is a multimedia journalist who currently works as a producer at NPR, where she creates daily promos for Morning Edition. She’s also helped launch the network’s three newest shows: TED Radio Hour, Ask Me Another and Cabinet of Wonders. She’s still amazed, even today, at how lucky she is to be there each morning – especially since she doesn’t roll in until 11 a.m. Amy likes to sleep in.
Which is funny, because, as her friends are constantly pointing out, Amy always seems to have a million things going on. When she’s not convincing her closest gal pals to launch a food site, she’s busy as a freelance reporter, photographer, web guru, event planner and branding specialist.
Amy went to that “other” school in Michigan and thinks Wolverines taste like chicken. She’s tackling her book hoarding problem by reading five at a time. She speaks one language, but can order a beer and find a bathroom in Mexico. She knits, volunteers often and adores travel — but mostly to places where people feel compelled to warn her to stay on the beaten path (she doesn’t listen).
She is currently writing her first book, chronicling three generations of women on an 8,000 mile road trip across the United States. Her longest relationship has been with a Pomeranian named Sake, who has more personality in her dew claw than most two-legged people she knows (but not you, of course). Amy’s a Scrabble fanatic, loves air hockey, and doesn’t like liver — in any format.
Really … nobody should eat a filter.