Among her many achievements, she has received recognition and awards throughout her career from the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Associated Press Broadcasters Association. Most recently, three awards for best radio host.
Suzanne Higgins. Reporter/Producer
Suzanne Higgins is the current producer and host of Aging With Grace & Dignity, the West Virginia Public Broadcasting’s radio and television project the examines the events, issues, policies and challenges related to the vitality of West Virginia’s older adults and their families. This series was named the 2005 Best Public Affairs Program by the West Virginia Associated Press Broadcasters Association. Suzanne is also a contributor to WV PBS’s Outlook program and West Virginia Morning on West Virginia Public Radio.
Over the years Suzanne has produced and hosted documentaries, news magazine programs, and nightly legislative coverage from Charleston. In 2000, she began the Legacy series, a live, statewide “town hall” event, connecting multiple studio audiences throughout the state. The series focused on West Virginia’s economy and won the 2001 James K. Batten Award for Excellence in Civic Journalism, awarded by The Pew Center for Civic Journalism.
Suzanne is a graduate of Wheeling Jesuit University. She and her husband, Jim, a mining engineer, have been married for 15 years. They have two children, Jackie, 10 and James, 7. Together they live happily in a house they built in the woods in Grandview, WV.
Cecelia Mason, Reporter/Producer
Cecelia Mason reports from the Eastern Panhandle from the campus of Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, WV. She has reported for West Virginia Public Broadcasting for more than 10 years.
Keri Brown, Reporter/Producer
Keri Brown is West Virginia Public Broadcasting’s Chief Bureau Reporter for the Northern Panhandle. Before Keri joined West Virginia Public Broadcasting in 2002, she was the head assignment editor at WTRF-TV in Wheeling and a field producer and assignment manager at WPGH Fox 53 in Pittsburgh. She is a graduate of Ohio University and is currently working on her master’s degree from WVU.
Keri received an Associated Press Award for Best Enterprise Reporting in 2005 for her story about drug trafficking in Wheeling. Keri enjoys spending time with her family and friends, watching college and pro football, and catching a good theatrical production.
Emily Corio, Reporter/Producer
Emily Corio is a reporter for West Virginia Public Broadcasting, covering news and feature stories in north-central West Virginia. Before moving to Morgantown, Corio worked at Allegheny Mountain Radio, a community radio station in Pocahontas County, W.V., as director of news and public affairs. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina in Greensboro with a degree in Media Studies/Broadcast Journalism.
Kristin Murdock, Reporter/Producer