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| URBAN NEWS SERVICE WEEKLY WITH NIGER INNIS
Bios - Niger, Richard, Gene
Host: Niger Innis is the host of Urban News Weekly with Niger Innis. He is also the National Spokesman for the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), one of America’s oldest civil rights organizations. The son of civil rights legend Roy Innis, Niger Innis was a commentators for MSNBC at its launch in 1996 and for several years thereafter. Later, he was a paid commentator for National Public Radio in 2004 and has also provided commentary for CNN, ABC News, CBS News, and other major outlets. Mr. Innis graduated from Georgetown University. He was born and raised in Harlem, New York and has lived in North Las Vegas since 2008.
Producer: Gene Koprowski is producer of Urban News Weekly with Niger Innis. He's a veteran journalist and earned an Emmy Award nomination for his reporting/producing for Fox News Channel in 2008. He's the writer/producer/director of the new PBS documentary, The Frank Capra Story: A Wonderful Life, presented by PBS-TV's WEIU-TV (Charleston, Ill.) to the 96 PBS member stations of the National Educational Television Association network. He has also produced for CBS News Radio and served as a columnist for The Wall Street Journal Interactive and Entrepreneur Magazine. Previously, he was a producer of the weekly PBS series TechnoPolitics. He's a graduate of Northwestern University and earned a master's degree at the University of Chicago.
Executive Producer: Richard Miniter is executive producer of Urban News Weekly with Niger Innis. He produced the weekly PBS series TechnoPolitics and was executive producer of Enterprising Women, a public radio series distributed nationwide using the National Public Radio Satellite System. A veteran reporter, Mr. Miniter was an editor and columnist for the Wall Street Journal and a member of the Sunday Times (of London) investigative team. His articles have also appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, Reader’s Digest, Forbes, Newsweek, The New Republic and many other outlets. He is author of seven nonfiction books, including three top 10 New York Times bestsellers. He's a graduate of Vassar College.
What makes UNS Weekly unique?
Urban News Weekly with Niger Innis is the first public radio series to news and perspectives of the African-American community.
Drawn the reports and profiles published Urban News Service, the nation’s largest print source of news for African-Americans, that reaches upwards of 20 million readers per week though African-American weekly newspapers and magazines (including Ebony, Jet, Monarch and Uptown). Its writers and editors have won Pulitizer Pries and Emmy Awards. Topics include: black entrepreneurs, school reformers, community heroes, politics, criminal-justice reform and the arts.
A thoughtful public-affairs discussion program, Urban News Weekly with Niger Innis presents a broad diversity of voices from across the black community—without the interruptions and talking-over too often found on commercial radio.
Urban News Service is a project of the American Media Institute, a 501(c) (3) non-profit news organization funded by donations from foundations and philanthropists. All contributions are tax deductible.
Distribution: Urban News Weekly with Niger Innis is carried nationwide by Pacifica Radio, one of public radio largest distributors of radio content.
Programs from Producer: Gene Koprowski