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Mike Edgerly

Mike Edgerly

2016

As executive editor of Minnesota Public Radio, he leads a 75-person staff that serves 45 stations and more than 9 million people. He was lead editor on a 2014 documentary about Catholic Church mishandling of sexual abuse that had a major impact on the church and won all major awards in broadcast journalism, his latest in a career filled with a sense of social justice. A native of Owensboro who attended Murray State University, he worked for WNBS in Murray, WNGO in Mayfield, WPAD in Paducah and WKED in Frankfort before joining WHAS in Louisville, where he co-produced award-winning documentaries about life in Eastern Kentucky and homelessness in Louisville, setting a leading example for a newsroom named the nation’s best in 1984. His work was recognized with a William Benton Fellowship at the University of Chicago. After WHAS was sold, he worked for Louisville’s WDRB-TV and joined MPR in 1991.