Howard Fischer is a veteran journalist who has reported on state government news since 1982, the last 19 years for Capitol Media Services. Prior to that, he had been Associate Editor for Phoenix Business Journal, New Times, and the (Tucson) Arizona Daily Sun and Managing Editor of the Bisbee Daily Review. In addition to reporting for KNAU, Howard also reports for daily and weekly news institutions around the state. Fischer and his wife, Gabe, live in Laveen, an as yet unincorporated community on the southwest edge of Phoenix.
Shelly's 23-year career in broadcasting began in Flagstaff in the late 1980's. After graduating from NAU, she spent more than a decade working at Channel 2 - Flagstaff's NBC Affiliate - a reporter, news director, and ultimately, general manager. In 2000, she moved to Los Angeles, to become Lead Writer for the KNBC. From there, she continued her career producing and writing news in both the San Francisco area, and in Phoenix. In 2007, she returned to Flagstaff, joining KNAU in July of that year as Director of Underwriting, and most recently in September of 2013 accepting the position of KNAU General Manager. When not working, Shelly enjoys writing, creating metal art and jewelry, refurbishing old houses, and spending time with family and friends.
It has been suggested that Brian Sanders (not his real name) has remained in radio for over 35 years because he could sleep late, get free records, coffee mugs and tote bags and not have to make a large investment in clothing. This is only partially true. KNAU’s Operations Manager comes to Arizona Public Radio via KCRW in Santa Monica, California where he was local host of Morning Edition; KUNV, Las Vegas where he was Program Director; KNPR, Las Vegas where he held a variety of positions including Senior Producer.
A talented woodwind player, Sanders has performed with the Glenn Miller Orchestra, Bob Hope, Wayne Newton, Joe Williams and many others. In Flagstaff you can see him with the Jack Webb New Orleans Jazz Band, Orchestra Northern Arizona and the classical duo FLUTES!
Theresa Bierer started at KNAU in 1995. She hosted All Things Considered and Morning Edition until 1997 when her first child was born. Today, she works as a reporter and an on-air host when other people are on assignment. Theresa enjoyed working with students as a full time faculty member in NAU's School of Communication but found she longed to spend more time reporting. Her career began in 1980 as a high school TV news anchor. Theresa's first paid job started in 1983 at Flagstaff's KCLS Radio. She did TV News in Oregon, Minnesota, South Dakota & Wisconsin before returning to Arizona.