Montana Public Radio

Meet The New MTPR News Director

Feb 19, 2020

I’m proud to announce that Corin Cates-Carney has been hired as the new news director at Montana Public Radio. Corin has been the interim news director since Eric Whitney left this fall.

Corin Cates-Carney is Montana Public Radio's news director. He was formerly MTPR's Capitol reporter and a Flathead Valley reporter.
Credit William Marcus

After a long national search, I’m happy that we found our new leader in our own newsroom. Corin began as a Flathead Valley reporter in 2015 before becoming the Capitol Bureau Chief in 2016. Corin is an alum of the UM Journalism school, was an intern with NPR, and has won national awards and fellowships.

"My journalism career to this point has focused on telling stories about this place and the people that live here," Corin says. "I consider it a great privilege to continue to do so as Montana Public Radio’s news director. I believe public radio is one of the best ways to share voices and perspectives of people who wouldn’t otherwise meet. I look forward to hearing from our listeners about the stories and issues that are important to them."

Please join us in welcoming Corin into his new job. You'll have a chance to meet with him as he gets settled in to the new role.