Shaker Speaks

Off the Mic with NPR Reporter Selena Simmons-Duffin

Class of 2004

On Tuesday, April 5, 2022 at 7 pm ET, our popular Shaker Speaks series continues! Selena Simmons-Duffin, Class of 2004, will give us the scoop on her experiences as an NPR reporter. 

Throughout the pandemic, Selena has contributed to NPR’s ongoing coverage, with a particular focus on CDC, public health messaging, and policy. She started as an intern at NPR in 2009 before being hired on as a producer on NPR’s flagship radio shows Morning Edition and All Things Considered.  As a producer, she worked the night shift, directed the live show, and traveled for reporting assignments. She lives in Washington, D.C. with her spouse and two little kids.

In her interactive presentation, Off the Mic with Selena Simmons-Duffin, you’ll learn: 

  • The surprising way her Shaker experience influenced her career path 
  • What it’s like to be assigned as a health reporter four months before a global pandemic – while reporting from home with two small children!
  • About the time she spent 3 weeks and 2,000 miles driving with Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep 
  • Which famous rock star flirted on air with NPR correspondent Renee Montagne
  • And ask whatever questions are on YOUR mind!  

There is no cost to attend, but pre-registration is required. Voluntary donations will support wellness and success for Shaker students. Please register by April 4, 2022.