PRI to Launch Capitol Hill Bureau

PRI to Launch Capitol Hill Bureau
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Program distributor Public Radio International will open a Capitol Hill bureau in July.
Print and broadcast journalist Melinda Wittstock will head the bureau, which will be based at WAMU(FM) in Washington. The service will produce news modules of varying lengths for stations and eventually will offer interactive interview opportunities between listeners and their representatives.
PRI President/CEO Stephen Salyer said, "We expect the Capitol Hill Bureau to make public radio news an even more influential force in communities across America.”
Wittstock’s experience includes coverage for the BBC, CBC, CNN, ABC, and MSNBC. The bureau is funded primarily by a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, subscription revenue from participating public stations and in-kind support from PRI.

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