Connie Walker

General Manager, WUNC, Chapel Hill

Connie Walker is the General Manager at WUNC. Prior to becoming the GM in March 2009, she was the Interim Program Director since July 2008. She started working at WUNC in April of 2005 as the station's news director.

Connie previously worked at Wisconsin Public Radio for 17 years. She was a reporter, an on-air host, and then News Director of the statewide network. She was also a fill-in talk show host. In addition, Connie is the past president of Public Radio News Directors Incorporated, a national organization that sponsors conferences and training for public radio journalists.

Connie began her career working for several commercial radio stations in Wisconsin. She landed her first radio job at the age of 16. That was simply typing up ad copy, but she was on the air within a year. Connie complained that the local sports announcer was only covering boy's basketball at a local high school, so she made her debut doing quarterly reports on the girl's team. Fortunately, no one saved any recordings of this.

Connie's work has been recognized by numerous journalism organizations, including PRNDI, The Associated Press, the Milwaukee Press Club, The Radio and Television News Directors Association and the Northwest Broadcast News Association.

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