Zach Wilson is the 2019 Amy Helpenstell Fellow. You can hear him most weekdays on WVIK during All Things Considered and occasionally filling in on Morning Edition.
Prior to joining WVIK, he graduated with a degree in Mass Media from Illinois State University. While at school, he worked as the Morning Edition Producer for WGLT, Bloomington-Normal's Public Media. He also served as News Director at ISU's college radio station, WZND, after spending time as it's Assistant Music Director. For his work at WZND, Zach is currently nominated nationally by College Broadcasters, Inc. for "Best Feature News Reporting" and by the Illinois Broadcasters Association for "Best Long-Form News Programming" and "Best Feature News Reporting."
Zach is a native of Libertyville, IL, a northern suburb of Chicago. He is a Chicago Cubs, Bears and Blackhawks fan, and enjoys playing guitar in his spare time.