It was probably inevitable that Andrew Yeager would end up working in public radio. The son of two teachers, NPR News programs often formed the backdrop to car rides growing up. (He has vague memories of Garrison Keilor in his "beard stage.") And it was probably inevitable that Andrew would end up in news after discovering the record button on his tape recorder. He still remembers his first attempted interview - his uncooperative 2-year-old sister.
Originally from east central Indiana, Andrew earned degrees in broadcasting and political science from Otterbein College in Westerville, Ohio. While there he spent more than his fair share of time at WOBN, the student-run radio station. After college Andrew worked for an educational non-profit and volunteered at WMUB in Oxford, Ohio. He ventured into public radio full-time as a reporter for WNIN in Evansville, Ind. Besides covering an array of local stories, Andrew's work was heard on several NPR news programs.
When not fixated on public radio work, Andrew likes to feed his evolving interest in Celtic music and, finding his niche by performing what he calls "mildly irreverent" songs. And as a former camp counselor, Andrew has a few mildly irreverent kids songs up his sleeves too. Beyond music, he attempts to find time to read. But the "to read" pile by his bed has been hovering around 14 titles recently and seems to be breeding.
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