Jennifer-Land Deer joined Blue Ridge Public Radio in October 2017 as Traffic Coordinator. She spent the first 15 years of her working life in theatre, both as a performer and in management, before moving into Public Radio. She has worked in various capacities at both WABE in Atlanta and WUNC in Chapel Hill, including hosting and co-producing ArtVoice, a weekly arts magazine program on WABE-FM, from 2000 to 2002.
She has taught radio production at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, produced podcasts for the Nasher Museum of Art, and in 2005, co-founded Big Shed, the audio documentary podcast. Her work as an independent radio producer has been heard on such national programs as NPR’s All Things Considered, Weekend Edition, and Day to Day, and on PRI’s Weekend America.
Land has a BA in Dramatic Art from UNC-Chapel Hill, where she spent 3 years happily making theatre in the basement of Graham Memorial; and a Masters in Liberal Studies from Duke University. She could not be more pleased to be working as part of the team at BPR.