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.

Dennis Kellogg

During his more than three-decade career in broadcast journalism, Dennis Kellogg has served as the news director for Nebraska Public Media and KHAS-TV in Hastings, Nebraska. He also worked as a television anchor and reporter in Syracuse, New York and North Platte, Nebraska. Dennis has a master's degree from Syracuse University and a bachelor's degree from the University of Dayton. He has served as president of the Midwest Broadcast Journalists Association and as a state coordinator for RTDNA.

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.

William Padmore

William Padmore is currently Nebraska Public Media's "Morning Edition" 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.

Melissa Rosales

Melissa Rosales has been a reporter and producer at Nebraska Public Media since 2020. The Philippines native previously worked at GBH, Boston's local public radio station and wrote columns and produced podcasts for her college newspaper. Melissa's work is also seen in The Boston Globe and The Somerville Times. When she's not reporting, she can usually be found driving around town, steaming dumplings or watching Chopped. She is a graduate of Emerson College.

Christina Stella

Christina Stella is a reporter and producer for Harvest Public Media – a collaboration of public media partners in the Midwest that tell stories about food, fuel and field – based in Lincoln, Nebraska. She has held that position since 2019. Christina is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College and previously worked as a line cook and taught media production in Philadelphia public schools for WHYY's education department.

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.

Jack Williams

Managing editor and reporter Jack Williams has been a radio journalist since 1994 and began at Nebraska Public Media in 2016. He's spent more than 20 years in public broadcasting in Houston, Texas and Nebraska. Jack has also been a host of "All Things Considered" at Nebraska Public Media and in Houston and spent 8 years as news director at Houston Public Media before his move to Nebraska. His work has been heard on NPR and seen on the PBS NewsHour. Jack is a an Arizona native and an avid sports fan.