WORT News and Public Affairs Director Molly Stentz is leaving the station after a decade of service. Thankfully, she’s not going too far — just a few notches up the radio dial. On Monday, she starts a new endeavor as the executive producer of Wisconsin Public Radio’s statewide morning show.
In her ten years with WORT, Molly has covered national political conventions, rallies at the State Capitol, moderated debates for candidates running for alder, school board, mayor and governor. She was there with a microphone for important press conferences, student marches and impactful votes.
Molly has produced special election night shows, won awards for coverage of the Act 10 protests in 2011, and made WORT an important member of Madison’s news community. She’s facilitated thousands of hours of talk programming with insightful guests and commentary. While other local outlets have shed reporters and cut back on programming, she expanded the evening news from 30 minutes to an hour.
Molly did it all with a keen and objective eye that is now the standard for our dedicated team of volunteer reporters, hosts and feature producers. She leaves big shoes to fill, and will be sorely missed.
Good luck, Molly, and thank you for everything.