Jess Mador is the creator of TruckBeat for WUOT. She's an award-winning public radio reporter, writer, producer and storyteller who has produced stories for news organizations around the country, including Minnesota Public Radio, NPR News and PBS member stations. She has a Master's degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
Matt Shafer Powell manages the news department at WUOT in Knoxville, Tennessee. A two-time national Murrow Award winner, Powell is an audio junkie who has spent time as a disc jockey, news reporter, writer/producer of commercials and sound recording engineer. He created TruckBeat's sister project at WUOT, Tenn Words.