Ariel Van Cleave
Ariel most recently served as the senior editor of audio news at WBEZ in Chicago before coming to Aspen Public Radio. She boasts sixteen years of experience in public media. Prior to her time with WBEZ, Van Cleave worked as the producer of Morning Edition at KNKX in Seattle, and also served as Morning Edition host and reporter at WYSO in Yellow Springs, Ohio.
She has also served on news teams at public radio stations in Homer, Kenai, and Dillingham, Alaska. She received her Masters degree in Public Affairs Reporting from the University of Illinois and also holds a journalism degree from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois. Van Cleave also serves as the Small Station Representative on the Public Media Journalists Association Board.
As a new resident, Van Cleave is looking for recommendations for the best karaoke spots in the valley.