Jonathan Huber grew up in South Hutchinson, Kansas. He majored in communication arts at Bethel College in North Newton and had a weekly radio show on 88.1 KBCU featuring music recorded in live settings. His true public radio calling came much earlier: He was placed behind a microphone during a pledge drive at Radio Kansas, where his father hosted Morning Edition for 30 years. “Nobody could make the phones ring like a four-year-old reciting the telephone number!” he says.
Jon is now the local host and producer of NPR’s Morning Edition. His 8 a.m. newscast on March 20, 2020, recieved Second Place from the Kansas Association of Broadcasters. In 2019, he received a Regional Edward R. Murrow award, an honorable mention from the Kansas Association of Broadcasters and recognition from the Public Radio News Directors for his newcasts. His previous experience includes staff announcer and reporter at 88.1-FM WVPE in Elkhart, Indiana, where some of his more notable coverage included campaign stops in the 2016 primary election and a presidential visit.
When not working, Jon enjoys spending time with his wife and their nieces and nephews, smoking meat, homebrewing beer and cider, acquiring and listening to vinyl records, playing disc golf, dreaming of piloting aircraft and following mediocre sports teams, like the Minnesota Twins and the German soccer club 1899 Hoffenheim.