Alyne Ellis

National Radio Host, Producer, Writer, Editor, Storyteller, Documentarian, Voice-Over Artist, Teacher, and Curriculum Writer


National Host/Producer  •  Editor NPR News  •  Award Winning Radio Pieces  •  Curriculum Writer  •  Cellphone Tour of DC  •  Audio City Museum  •  Writer: Print, Web, On-Air  •  Teacher/Trainer

Dr. Podcasting Host


AARP - Livable Communities 2018

Co-Produced a series of 16 video pieces featuring AARP sponsored projects that make communities more accessible; examples include: Mississippi’s creation of a dog park after Katrina leveled structures, AARP’s equipment trailer for Habitat for Humanity in rural Virginia, and Harrisburg’s transformation projects in underserved neighborhoods.

Current - Advertising Manager

Current, the only dedicated print and online news source that covers U.S. public media; since Jan 2017 until I left for other freelance opportunities in Jul 2018 I increased this non-profit’s revenue by 20 % through systematic contact with public radio and TV stations that post positions online and in print.

Sample Article -

The Young@Heart Chorus

AARP - Host/Producer

Prime Time Focus: A national radio show with millions of listeners; also on iTunes. Researched and produced 5 pieces a week: features on aging, money, healthcare, science, book reviews, travel and personal essays. 8 year run until AARP closed its entire broadcast division.

Family Support Center - Producer/Disability Programs

Award winning audio portraits of people with disabilities based on themes such as: “How To Build Self Esteem” and “Jobs That Lead To More Jobs For Teens With Cognitive Challenges.” Distributed nationally through school systems.

DC City Museum, Talking Street Productions, VOA, Campaign

Audio exhibits on DC's Chinatown, YMCA, and Griffith Stadium
Cellphone walking tour of major DC sights narrated by Larry King
DC based stories for The Voice of America
Campaign promos - Sharon Ball for NY State Senate

RTNDF - Radio Curriculum Co-Writer

Four years of daily lesson plans distributed nationally by The Radio Television News Directors Foundation funded by the Knight Foundation.

NPR News - Editor & Producer

Editor - News Cultural Desk – bringing in pieces for Morning Edition and All Things Considered
Editor - documentary series Horizons and Performance Today
Promo Producer – Morning Edition
Radio Trainer - NPR Next Generation Project
Co-Producer – Documentary on Daniel Schorr & NPR 20th anniversary CD

Station Work

Program Director – KDAQ, Shreveport and WUSF, Tampa
Classical Music Host and Subcarrier Director – WLRH, Huntsville
On-Air Talk Show Producer – WAMU, Washington DC

Awards – Producing and Editing

The Peabody: The Damage To Art After 9/11
R.F. Kennedy: Taking Care Of Undocumented Kids & Child Prostitution in Thailand
New York Festivals: Civil Rights Special & Beyond The Face Of Alzheimer’s
Women At Work: Clementine Hunter: Outsider Artist
The Gold Cindy, Easter Seals, The Clarion, The Unity, and the American Speech Language and Hearing: Teaching The Deaf
National Headliner: Prisons In Crisis
The National Association Of Black Journalists: Black Classical Masters


BA Music, Washington University in St Louis. Other studies: U of London and LSUS.

Tech Skills

Pro Tools, Ableton Live, DALET, FastEdit, Cool Edit Pro, ENPS, Nexus Lexus, Content Depot, Hightail, Dropbox, various microphones and recording equipment

Memberships and Hobbies

Member:, The Writers Center, The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Tenor in The New Dominion Chorus singing large classical choral works, kayaker, potter and experienced caregiver