Rita Thomas producer for satellite radio!
The UW-Parkside communication major left Wisconsin Public Radio in Milwaukee in 2007 to join Harpo Radio in Chicago as production assistant. Harpo Radio produces Oprah Winfrey's Oprah Radio on XM/Sirius Satellite Radio. Thomas is now a senior associate producer.
"I work with a team that prepares classic episodes of The Oprah Winfrey Show for radio, but new shows are being added," she said. "Before this assignment I produced the Nate Berkus Show as well as the Dr. Robin Smith Show."
She also gets to work with personalities from "The Oprah Winfrey Show" and "O, The Oprah Magazine" like Oprah Winfrey herself, Dr. Oz, relationship expert Dr. Laura Berman, "O, The Oprah Magazine" Editor-At-Large Gayle King; and others.
Thomas is from Milwaukee. Along with her communication major, she completed an ethnic studies minor. She also served as a radio host and producer for campus radio station WIPZ-FM.