Hi, I’m Kyle. I’m a multimedia journalist with a special love for radio.

I’m an associate producer with NPR’s programming department, where I work across teams to produce short-form audio for broadcast, including special coverage and show promos and NPR’s quarterly fundraising feed.

Before joining NPR, I was the news director at KHOL/Jackson Hole Community Radio, which won its first Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for feature reporting in 2022 under my direction. I was also a key member of the KHOL reporting, editing and production team behind the special limited podcast series called “Facets: Voices of the Mountain Life,” which was recognized with the 2022 Local Independent Online News (LION) Product of the Year Award (small revenue tier).

Prior to moving west, I reported on education, immigration, racial justice and more for WBFO, the NPR member station in Buffalo, N.Y., where I specialized in covering immigrant and refugee stories. I also covered politics and culture and did video production for Haaretz in Israel and the Palestinian territories in 2018. In 2017, I reported on the aftermath of the European migrant crisis in the Western Balkans as my capstone project for the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York (CUNY).

Mackie_Reporting_Sjenica1Reporting at a center for asylum seekers in Sjenica, Serbia, in July 2017. Photo by Karina Shedrofsky.

I hold a B.A. in international affairs and geography from The George Washington University, and I worked in the urban sustainability nonprofit world before changing careers to journalism. When I’m not out reporting, I can usually be found on some kind of outdoor adventure: Rock climbing, trail running and skiing from my base in Driggs, I.D., are all favorite activities.

Thanks for checking out my work!

Lead photo: Interviewing Buffalo Public Schools football players in January 2020 about a controversial vote by the Section VI Football Federation to return to league scheduling—a move that could leave Buffalo teams without a league to play in. Photo by Emyle Watkins.