Joel oversees WBEZ’s two daily talk shows, The Morning Shift and Worldview, and WBEZ podcasts.
Before joining the station in 2015, Joel was Slate’s managing producer of podcasts and the executive producer of WNYC’s daily music talk show, Soundcheck. He also worked on The Al Franken Show at Air America Radio, but has not been able to send another radio host to the United States Senate. (Yet.)
Joel is a graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and the University of Minnesota. He grew up in Minneapolis, but attended his first non-dome baseball game at Comiskey Park.