Christian Camargo, Producer

Born in Los Angeles and raised in Salt Lake City, Christian got his start in media in junior high school, attending the media education lab Spy Hop. There he took numerous classes ranging from audio engineering to fiction and documentary film production to radio production through a partnership between Spy Hop and KRCL 90.9 FM where he was a youth DJ on KRCL’s Loud and Clear Youth Radio program from 2015-16. A student at Salt Lake Community College, Christian has his sights set on a law degree and aspires to help prevent and overturn wrongful convictions. A long-time public radio fan – program favorites include The Takeaway and Marketplace – Christian looks forward to contributing to KCPW while continuing his studies. You can reach him at cqcamargo@kcpw.org or at 801-359-5279 extension 202.

Lauren Colucci, General Manager

Before joining KCPW, Lauren worked on communication campaigns and websites, designed institutional and financial assessments, and carried out research and documentation for organizations on both coasts, in the south, and in South America on issues ranging from the arts to conservation to diplomacy. After a stint at Rutgers University, Lauren first landed in Salt Lake to attend the University of Utah and study journalism. She holds a B.S. in Mass Communication. Passionate about long-form and local reporting, Lauren is glad to be contributing to an organization that preserves independent voices and promotes public dialogue and understanding. E-mail her in English or Spanish at lcolucci@kcpw.org.

Jesse Ellis, Operations and Program Director

Jesse is currently the Operations Director at KCPW. This Louisiana native moved west to attend the Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences in Tempe, AZ. After graduation, he took a position in a high-end recording studio in Los Angeles and has been recording in and out of the studio ever since then. Now that Jesse has moved to Salt Lake, in addition to KCPW,  he has been working with several local bands, as well as playing in a few. Jesse has been with KCPW since 2007. You can e-mail him at jellis@kcpw.org.

Jesse Fruhwirth, Membership Coordinator

Jesse Fruhwirth is a journalist who has reported at multiple news outlets in the Wasatch Front including Salt Lake City Weekly and KRCL’s RadioActive. With degrees in philosophy and journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, he has also worked as a community organizer, activist and campaigner. Years of reporting on commonplace catastrophes made him unusually safety-conscious and data-driven, so car crashes are his greatest phobia but he’s got no problem with spiders, heights and public speaking. He feels blessed to live on the boundary between two of the Earth’s most sublime bioregions, the Colorado Plateau and Great Basin, and when he’s not at work he’s often out there contemplating the nature of things. Jesse’s email is jfruhwirth@kcpw.org, and his office line is 801-359-5279 extension 211.

Brigitte Klement, Pledge Drive Coordinator

Brigitte Klement celebrates life with this motto: The more we give, the better we feel. She believes public radio is a powerful tool that gives a voice to all, allowing a give and take of ideas that can build bridges and minimize our differences. Brigitte brings a passion for educating the community and building relationships designed to increase the impact of our donor resources. With degrees in Communications and Community Leadership, her professional path includes all facets of nonprofit development and fundraising, along with extensive volunteer service in various organizations. Raised in the Salt Lake Valley, Brigitte appreciates Utah’s unique history and always welcomes new ideas. Connect with Brigitte by emailing bklement@kcpw.org or calling 801-359-5279 extension 219.

Roger McDonough, Producer, News Host

Roger has an M.A. in Public Policy and Development Management from Georgetown University, a parallel degree from the Universidad Nacional de San Martín (Argentina), and a B.A. in English from the University of Utah. A practiced freelance print and radio journalist and Salt Lake City native, Roger provides local news weekday mornings and hosts Behind the Headlines. He previously contributed to KCPW with an award-winning local history segment that was developed in partnership with the Salt Lake City Public Library, where he worked for nine years. Roger says he is drawn to public radio because he’s an auditory learner, and calls radio “the best medium in the world.” E-mail him in English or Spanish at rmcdonough@kcpw.org.

Emily Means, Producer

Emily started college with plans to be a doctor, but an ill-fated organic chemistry class and a successful classic rock show on K-UTE Radio changed her path for the better. A Salt Lake City transplant from Layton, before joining KCPW, Emily produced the daily news program Trib Talk at The Salt Lake Tribune and covered music and art for the features desk. Most recently, she produced RadioActive, KRCL’s nightly current affairs program, addressing topics ranging from homelessness to tomato gardens. She covered the 2017 legislative session for KCPW and has been producing Behind the Headlines since 2015. Emily holds a B.A. in communication from the University of Utah, speaks un po d’italiano and loves to talk politics, podcasts and locally roasted coffee. emeans@kcpw.org.

Annette Swan, Underwriting and Sponsorship Director

Annette came to KCPW with 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry, where she enjoyed working with organizations on branding, communications, sales, and event management. An outgoing “people person,” Annette thrives on fostering the passions of her friends and colleagues. She was born in Salt Lake City, but has lived in Australia, Ecuador, Hawaii, Phoenix and Los Angeles. She loves the world of public radio and the role it plays in building ties within the community of listeners, local businesses and the organizations it serves. As Director of Underwriting and Sponsorship, she looks forward to connecting with you to help bring exposure to your company or group, while supporting KCPW Public Radio. Contact Annette at aswan@kcpw.org or or 801-359-5279 extension 229.

Steve Williams, Jazz Host

Steve has a lifelong love of jazz. His father was a horn player in New York, performing with American jazz legends Charlie Parker, Gene Krupa and Joe Venuti, among others. A 35-year veteran of public radio, Williams is a champion of the local jazz scene and a legend in his own right – having interviewed the likes of Sonny Rollins, Herbie Hancock, and Lionel Hampton, and emceeing jazz festivals around the United States. Tune in every Sunday evening from 6pm to 10pm for Jazz Time with Steve Williams. You can e-mail him at swilliams@kcpw.org.