People of Northwest Public Radio
Azusa Uchikura is the Northwest News Network's legislative intern. She comes by way of the University of Washington, where she’s getting a B.A. in Journalism with a minor in Germanics. She’s a member of the Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society and spent last summer at the Free University in Berlin as part of the German Academic Exchange Service. Azusa has done radio for Berliner Rundfunk, a German language station based in Berlin, and for the for the Japanese Language station TJS Radio. She’s also written for Japanese-Online.com, a Monthly English language newsletter on Japanese culture.
Kymberly Dahl serves as Development Coordinator for Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho from her office in Pullman. Kym is a 2007 graduate of the University of Idaho Department of English. Previously, she worked with Latah County Historical Society in Moscow and later involved herself in project management and marketing, including work for local commercial radio stations.
Kym collects antique furniture and doesn’t let anyone sit on it. She likes to wear costume jewelry and enjoys Champagne cocktails. She has always wanted to receive a telegram –(STOP)--
Aki Wright serves as the Development Coordinator for Western Washington from his office in the Tacoma offices and studios of Northwest Public Radio. He says this position allows him to combine his long career in sales and marketing with his love for public radio.
Aki’s radio career began as a student announcer at KUPS while attending the University of Puget Sound. That was followed by an internship at KNBQ in Tacoma, and several enjoyable years hosting evening jazz on KPLU. Aki looks forward to supporting your marketing and outreach needs and contributing to your organization’s success.
Cricket Cordova, an award-winning marketing and public relations specialist, is dedicated to fostering win-win relationships between businesses and Northwest Public Radio.
Cricket has extensive experience applying her skills in communications, sales, design, marketing and project management to achieve successful outcomes for a wide-variety of clients, including community development, hospitals, ski resorts, retail and the arts.
Cricket, an Eastern Washington native, received Honors at Entrance from Whitman College, then completed her Bachelor of Arts at New York University’s College of Art and Science where she also studied at NYU’s Stern School of Business.
Kristian Foden-Vencil is a veteran journalist/producer working for Oregon Public Broadcasting. He started as a cub reporter for newspapers in London, England in 1988. Then in 1991 he moved to Oregon and started freelancing. His work has appeared in publications as varied as The Oregonian, the BBC, the Salem Statesman Journal, Willamette Week, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, NPR and the Voice of America. Kristian has won awards from the Associated Press, Society of Professional Journalists and the Association of Capitol Reporters and Editors. He was embedded with the Oregon National Guard in Iraq in 2004 and now specializes in business, law, health and politics.