Reporters

Will Bauer

Will Bauer joined Nebraska Public Media in 2021 after graduating from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He now produces "Speaking of Nebraska" and serves as a general assignment reporter. While in college, he worked at Nebraska Public Media for 18 months and then reported for The Omaha World-Herald's breaking news and sports desks. Will is a Minnesota native, enjoys golfing in his free time and holds three undergraduate degrees.

Aaron Bonderson

Aaron Bonderson is a recent graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He returns to the Nebraska Public Media newsroom after his one-year stint as a news student intern. Aaron's a Report for America corps member - the first at Nebraska Public Media. Aaron's job includes giving voice to underserved communities and people around the state. He'll use television, radio, digital, and social media platforms to tell stories.

Bill Kelly

Bill Kelly oversees production of Nebraska Public Media's news documentaries and reports for radio. Most recently, Bill produced documentaries on rural law enforcement, Nebraska floods, and the COVID-19 pandemic. The Michigan native joined Nebraska Public Media in 1990 and has a special interest in covering the courts and criminal justice system. An Emmy award-winning journalist, Bill graduated from Purdue University. He worked at television stations in Lafayette, Indiana, Wichita, Kansas and Omaha.

Fred Knapp

Fred Knapp has reported on Nebraska for more than 30 years, covering the Legislature, state government and a wide range of stories across the state – first as a newspaper reporter for The Lincoln Journal Star and, since 2001, in public broadcasting for what’s now Nebraska Public Media. A native of New Jersey (Exit 143A), Knapp is a graduate of Yale, Columbia and several STOP classes. In his spare time, he enjoys taking road trips and lots of pictures.

Jackie Ourada

"Morning Edition" host and reporter Jackie Ourada has been with Nebraska Public Media since 2021. She joined Nebraska's PBS and NPR stations after producing KETV newscasts in Omaha for two years and reporting for KFOR's newsroom in Lincoln while in college. Jackie is a native of Crete, Nebraska, and a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

William Padmore

William Padmore is currently Nebraska Public Media's "All Things Considered" host and a reporter. Since joining the newsroom in 2020, William also helps produce Nebraska Public Media's "Friday Live" – a weekly arts and humanities radio program. Previously, William was an anchor and reporter for KLIN Radio in Lincoln, Nebraska and is a graduate of Arizona State University.

Elizabeth Rembert

Elizabeth Rembert joined Nebraska Public Media in 2021 after time covering breaking news for Bloomberg News in New York. The Nebraskan native feels bad for people when they think Nebraska is flat -- she's from the beautifully hilly northeast region of the state. When she's not reporting, you can find her trying her backhand at a tennis court, reading a new book or hunting deals at thrift stores. She is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Daniel Wheaton

Daniel Wheaton is the data reporter for the Midwest Newsroom, a collaboration of public radio stations in Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas and Missouri. Prior to joining Nebraska Public Media, Daniel was a graphics and data reporter at The San Diego Union-Tribune and host of the paper's daily news podcast. He is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.