CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Nov. 15, 2015 — Marissanne Lewis-Thompson has been hired as Feature Reporter for 90.9/88.9, KRCU Public Radio.
Lewis-Thompson, who began her duties Nov. 16, will work to tell the stories of Southeast Missouri for KRCU’s on-air and digital delivery platforms.
She said she hopes to keep KRCU’s listeners connected to events occurring in the area and take the time to tell stories about Southeast Missouri’s rural communities.
“I’m excited to join the KRCU team, while furthering its commitment to telling in-depth stories about the communities it serves. My goal is to tell fair, accurate and balanced stories that are both important to the Cape Girardeau community, as well as the surrounding Southeast Missouri area.”
Lewis-Thompson was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, where she grew up watching a lot of documentaries on PBS, which inspired her to tell stories.
In May 2015, she graduated from the University of Missouri with a Bachelor of Journalism degree in convergence journalism. Marissanne comes to KRCU from KBIA-FM in Columbia, Mo., where she worked as a reporter, producer and supervising editor while covering stories on arts and culture, education and diversity.
KRCU is Southeast Missouri’s NPR station broadcasting from the campus of Southeast Missouri State University. It broadcasts at 90.9FM in Cape Girardeau and at 88.9FM in Ste. Genevieve and Farmington. In addition to airing NPR news programs such as Morning Edition and All Things Considered, KRCU also produces local features and broadcasts a variety of music and entertainment programs. In 2015, the station is celebrating its 25th Anniversary as an NPR station.