WHQR Public Radio is pleased to announce that Vince Winkel has been hired as a full-time Reporter, joining the staff of the HQR News team. Winkel started on March 2nd.
Winkel’s position will focus on local news content, primarily material for use in Morning Edition, All Things Considered, with corresponding links to web stories and podcasts. Under the supervision of News Director Rachel Lewis Hilburn, Winkel will follow News Department policy in light of the station’s overall mission, and produce offerings that reflect the standards of audio production, journalistic ethics and public service using NPR’s best practices as a model.
Winkel joins WHQR after positions at the Greater Wilmington Business Journal and the Denver Post, Boulder Daily Camera and the Christian Science Monitor. He has extensive experience with public radio network programs such as MarketPlace, Weekend America and Monitor Radio.
Rachel Lewis Hilburn says “After taking the leap and investing news department resources in CoastLine, our twice-weekly public affairs show, this is the next logical -- and exciting -- step in the growth of our local and regional news coverage."
Station Manager Cleve Callison said “I’m very pleased to welcome Vince as the third member of our award-winning news team. Together with our in-depth talk show CoastLine, Vince’s local reports in our newsmagazines will give us unparalleled news service to our listening audience throughout the region."WHQR Public Radio, broadcasting from Wilmington, serves southeastern North Carolina and northeastern South Carolina with HQR News at 91.3fm and Classical HQR at 96.7fm. WHQR offers news, music, entertainment and interaction to expand knowledge, encourage artistic appreciation, engage our community and promote civil discourse.
Interviews with WHQR staff and board members are available upon request.