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Lester Graham

Senior Producer
Michigan Radio
Ann Arbor, MI
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Bio:

Lester Graham is Michigan Radio's Investigative Reporter. Prior to that Graham worked as the Host and Senior Editor of The Environment Report.

The experienced journalist has worked at commercial and public radio stations and written for newspapers and magazines.

Of his 24 years in the news business, the past eleven have been spent covering environmental issues for The Environment Report. He has been honored with more than 80 awards for journalistic excellence, including the prestigious Edward R. Murrow from the Radio-Television News Directors Association in 2002 for reporting at the national network level.

Grahamís stories have ranged from investigating pollution issues to telling stories about how businesses are exploring new efficiencies such as closed loop manufacturing; from restoring wildlife habitat to finding new energy sources.

On reporting environmental issues, Graham says "It affects the food we eat, the water we drink, the air we breathe and the places where we live. What could be more important than that?"

His favorite stories are about one person making a difference in the world (or their small corner of it). He believes everybody has that potential.

Graham has also trained dozens of working reporters in the U.S. as well as overseas.

He has been a board member of the Public Radio News Directors Incorporated, a member of the Radio-Television News Directors, President of the Illinois News Broadcasters Association and Vice-President of the Saint Louis Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. He is also a member of the Society of Environmental Journalists.