Emily Reddy / WPSU Producer

Emily Reddy


Where Does the Water Go? A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Penn State Water Management

This week WPSU is taking a look at water issues in central Pennsylvania. Today, WPSU’s Emily Reddy explores the massive task of supplying and cleaning the water used by students, faculty, staff and visitors at Penn State University.


Story Corps Penns Valley: Byrd Futhey and Debra Heller

WPSU is traveling to towns across central and northern Pennsylvania to collect oral history recordings. In October, we stopped at the Old Gregg School in the Penns Valley town of Spring Mills. Debra Heller talks with her mother-in-law Byrd Futhey about her life.

This I Believe

I Believe Big Things Have Small Beginnings
Andrew Slysh
Chalfont, PA

I was born weighing 2 pounds and 4 ounces. I was small, even for a newborn in a big world. While in the womb, the doctor gave my brother and me a low chance of survival because the umbilical cord was struggling to support us both. Despite this, we were born with no severe handicaps. By the time I was…


Mandarin Gate by Eliot Pattison

Linda Short reviews Eliot Pattison’s latest book, Mandarin Gate. It’s a political thriller set in Tibet and the seventh book of Pattison’s Inspector Shan series.

This I Believe

I Believe in a Moratorium on Youth Contact Football
Lara Dolphin
Hollidaysburg, PA

Our ten-year-old son has a variety of hobbies including cello, chess and swimming. But his favorite subject is the NFL. He’s learned professional football is a universal language among the males in his life. Whether discussing Red Grange or Tom Brady, his eyes light up. “What if Eli Manning had stayed with the Chargers? What if the American Football League…


Local News from Someplace Else by Marjorie Maddox

Marjorie Maddox’s Local News from Someplace Else is a collection of poems about how the tragedies we hear about in the news affect us at home. Amanda Richards reviews.

This I Believe

I Believe in Hogwarts
April Taylor
Tyrone, PA

When I was ten, reading was the last thing I would do for fun. I always finished assigned readings for class, but I never enjoyed them. I had to motivate myself to read. I would choose a book, read for fifteen minutes, and then reward myself with a snack or television show. Reading was the thing I couldn’t wait to…


Who Stole New Year’s Eve? by Martha Freeman

Martha Freeman’s Chickadee Court Mysteries are set in a town based on State College. Shelby Caraway reviews Who Stole New Year’s Eve?, the latest installment in the series.

This I Believe

I Believe Money Doesn’t Buy You Happiness
Stephanie Mina
North Wales, PA

I am ten years old and I can barely contain my excitement as I run down the stairs ready to rip open my presents underneath the Christmas tree. When I reach the tree, I find nothing. Not a single gift in sight, just the raw feeling of disappointment. Unexpectedly, however, my parents are standing behind me with an intangible surprise.


Emily Reddy is the news director and a producer at WPSU-FM. You can hear her feature stories during Morning Edition and All Things Considered. Emily also serves as the head producer of WPSU’s radio series This I Believe, BookMark, and StoryCorps. She sometimes fills in as an on-air host.

Her radio work has been recognized with multiple awards from the Public Radio News Directors Association, Inc. (PRNDI) and the Pennsylvania Associated Press Broadcasters Association.
Before coming to WPSU, Emily anchored the evening news and filed reports for WMNF in Tampa, Florida. She also served as a general reporter in Washington D.C. for WAMU and as a Washington Capitol Correspondent for WNPR.

While in graduate school, Emily produced segments for the daily news magazine Here & Now out of WBUR in Boston. She earned her B.A. in Comparative Literature from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, FL and her M.S. in broadcast journalism from Boston University.