Amy Mayer is a reporter at Iowa Public Radio. She covers agriculture and is part of the Harvest Public Media collaboration. Amy worked as an independent producer for many years and also previously had stints as weekend news host and reporter at WFCR in Amherst, Massachusetts, and as a reporter and host/producer of a weekly call-in health show at KUAC in Fairbanks, Alaska. Amy’s work has earned awards from the Midwest Broadcast Journalists Association, RTDNA, the Iowa Broadcast News Association, SPJ, the Alaska Press Club and the Massachusetts/Rhode Island AP.
Her stories have aired on NPR news programs such as Morning Edition, All Things Considered and Weekend Edition and on Only A Game, Marketplace, The World and Living on Earth. She produced the 2011 documentary Peace Corps Voices, which aired in over 160 communities across the country and received grant funding from Mass Humanities. Early in her career she produced a youth radio project funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Amy has written for The New York Times, Boston Globe, Real Simple, BioScience and other print and online publications. Amy served on the board of directors of the Association of Independents in Radio from 2008-2015.