Jack of many trades; Master of none. Terry Ward (a.k.a. me) has worked in public radio for almost 30 years. I have performed most of the essential job in a public radio newsroom including host of Morning Edition and All Things Considered, talk show host, producer of both short & long-form news and features and general assignment reporter. Most of my career has been at Phoenix NPR-affiliate KJZZ where I started in 1985 hosting a jazz music show.
In 2000, I was chosen to participate in a journalist exchange program that sent me to Western Europe where I reported on various aspects of German re-unification and French-German cultural exchange programs.
But Arizona has been my home for almost 45 years and like many people in this state, I had always wanted to live in Flagstaff. So, being hired at KNAU is a thrill for me.
Thank you for welcoming me to your lovely hundred-acre wood!
On May 3, 1971, at 5 p.m., All Things Considered debuted on 90 public radio stations.
In the 40 years since, almost everything about the program has changed, from the hosts, producers, editors and reporters to the length of the program, the equipment used and even the audience.
However there is one thing that remains the same: each show consists of the biggest stories of the day, thoughtful commentaries, insightful features on the quirky and the mainstream in arts and life, music and entertainment, all brought alive through sound.