John Weber

Profile Updated: September 25, 2010
John Weber
Residing In: Kensington, MD USA
Spouse/Partner: Michelle Bechard
Occupation: News Radio Producer
Children: Sarah, born January 1986
Lizzie, born July 1987
Anna, born November 1989
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From graduation went to Montgomery College and got an A.A. studying design and studio art. Started working full time at the newly formed National Public Radio and began my night school voyage. 11 years later graduated with majors in Studio Art and English, began graduate work in Administration, got accepted and planned to go to law school. At some point said enough with school and stopped formal studies.

While going to school at night started and ran the Documentary Unit at NPR for which we won most of the available national and international awards. Had a ton of vacation time so over the course of 5 years traveled back and forth to Spain and Italy almost marrying an Italiana.

Quit NPR, ran an Art Gallery, freelance produced self help audio books about aging and creativity, married Sherry (Northwood ’76) and had 3 wonderful daughters, who we homeschooled for many years.

After running a writing business and selling insurance got called back to NPR where I was senior editor of classical music programming, developed jazz programs, edited and produced morning news programs, ran the graphic arts department, and started an internal communications/intranet team with functions for the now 800+ employees. All the while going home to paint, design and build furniture, go fishing, brew beer, play poker, and be a girl’s sports dad.

My latest 10 years have included moving the kids up and out through college (for some), a divorce, meeting and living with Michelle for the past 4 years, working as the overnight news producer at NPR. My midlife crisis had me pick up the electric guitar (one Greg Mangiapane had sitting in his basement) and teaching myself through daily practice to slam my way back into rock and roll. Also got a great little dog named Andy who slows me down from my always keeping busy life. I saw someone else’s comment in these pages which has some resonance for me – I miss the innocence of high school.

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