Ian (pronounced "yahn") Stewart is a producer and editor for Weekend Edition and Up First.
He's followed presidential candidates around his home state (Iowa), reported on emergency food banks in D.C., 'silent canvassing' in Milwaukee, the impact of climate change on Miami's most vulnerable and his pandemic road trip, and he once managed to get dragon sound effects on the air. He created the show's 'signature song' and music starter kit series. He line produces the show, has directed special coverage of election nights and congressional hearings, and was NPR's coordinating producer in Ukraine during the invasion in February and March 2022.
He came to NPR in 2014 after interning at All Things Considered and studying architecture and politics at Middlebury College.