Will Wright

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  • Username: wrightswords
  • Wright's Words: arts and culture storyteller
  • Role: Producer/Reporter: Independent


Caption: Will Wright, Credit: Brooks Peterson

Will the New Year and Pres. Obama finally motivate Black men to shed excuses? (03:12)
From: Will Wright

Will Wright has been wondering: how will the New Year and Pres. Obama affect African-American men - their attitudes and futures?
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Black Republicans Fight for Their Political Voice (03:44)
From: Will Wright

African-American Republicans sound off on their platform while Obama runs.
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Gordon Parks High School dedication - a last chance (05:00)
From: Will Wright

A Gordon Parks HS senior excels by the grace of her daughter's love...
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Non-Muslims fast during Ramadan. (04:09)
From: Will Wright

Non-Muslims get a taste of Islam by fasting during Ramadan.
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Are Black models in Fashion? (05:35)
From: Will Wright

Will Wright asked experts about the chronic want for models of color on the runways and in ads.

About Me

HIRE ME, a feature storyteller. I am finishing a bachelor's degree at the University of Minnesota where I focus on public radio storytelling by exploiting independent study options. My major is communication. In fall 2007 I interned with NPR's daily program, "Tell Me More" with Michel Martin while I also filed for Intern Edition.

My stories lay at the crossroads of progressive politics, current events and "race." I offer mature news judgment, sound-rich and enterprising storytelling, superior and evocative writing skills and efficient editing techniques.

My Groups:
Favorite Shows: Tell Me More, The Story, Fresh Air, On The Media, This American Life


Will is currently available for new projects and is available to travel .


  • Producing: News
  • Field Recording
  • Hosting News Programs
  • Voice Talent
  • Editing
  • Social Networking Knowledge
  • Reporting
  • HTML: Moderate to High
  • HTML: Basic
  • Writing
  • enps
  • dalet
  • pro tools
  • audacity
  • marantz pmd
  • dreamweaver
  • soundslides

Available For

  • Commentary
  • Field Recording
  • News Reporting
  • Interviewing
  • Mentoring
  • Voiceover
  • Arts Reporting
  • Sound Editing


  • Hard Disc/Flash Recorder
  • Pro Tools

Languages I Speak

  • English
  • French

Work Experience

Manager & Editor at University of Minnesota,  September 2008 - December 2008
I managed the production and editorial aspects of the Gordon Parks High School public radio project. I was a lead instructor within a group of three who taught practical lessons in small groups.

Research Assistant at University of Minnesota,  May 2008 - September 2008
I was a research assistant for the Cowles Professor of Journalism, Diversity & Equality, at the University of Minnesota. There I researched and designed a project that would introduce public radio storytelling to high school students.

Reporter and Producer at KFAI Fresh Air Radio,  January 2008 - Present
I file many feature stories. During spring 2008, a few of these were part of directed study for my bachelor's degree in communication studies.

Intern at National Public Radio,  September 2007 - December 2007
At "Tell Me More," researched story topics, vetted story ideas. Pitched stories, pre-interviewed guests, booked guests and studio time. Co-wrote segment scripts. Brought conversations from pitch, through pre-interview, booking and script writing to stu

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Additional Information

Affiliations:  AIR, SPJ, NABJ, and TCBJ
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