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Natasha Senjanovic

Professional in Residence, Newhouse School/WAER

Natasha Senjanovic teaches radio broadcasting at the Newhouse School while overseeing student journalists at WAER and creating original reporting for the station. She can also be heard hosting All Things Considered some weekday afternoons.

An award-winning reporter who covers vulnerable populations from a trauma-informed perspective, Natasha was born in the former Yugoslavia, grew up in the US and spent 15 years in Rome, Italy among other things, reporting on European film industries for leading UK, US and European film publications; and as Contributing Editor for the bilingual geopolitical magazine EastWest.

Upon returning to the US, from 2016-2019, she was All Things Considered host and a reporter for Nashville Public Radio (WPLN). In 2020, she produced Left Without Care, a WPLN mini-series on for-profit youth psychiatric centers as part of a national investigation by APM Reports.

In 2021, she received her first-ever grant, from the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting, to produce the radio and print series Surging in Silence, examining the effects of the pandemic on domestic and sexual violence in Nashville and Memphis. In 2021-22, from MPR News she worked a temporary editor as well as occasional reporter and podcast host. She is a member of the PMJA Editors Corps.

Her national radio work has aired on NPR, Marketplace and Here & Now, among others. Natasha speaks four languages and her awards include a Regional Murrow, PMJA prize and multiple AP awards, including for features and anchoring.