senior producer and analyst, American Public Media, St. Paul, Minn.
Haeg was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He earned his bachelor’s degree from St. John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota and his master’s from Columbia University in New York. After graduating in 1998, he returned to Minnesota as a business and economics reporter for Minnesota National Public Radio and as a freelance writer for The Economist. In 2003, he co-founded Public Insight Journalism, an online initiative which systematically incorporates the knowledge and insights of the audience into daily public radio journalism. Today, more than 65,000 people are part of the Public Insight Network, and every day they inform stories and programs across American Public Media. Haeg helped lead a team that won two Batten Awards for Innovation in Journalism, and the Inaugural Knight EPpy Award for Innovation in Journalism. As the program grew, he became the senior producer and analyst for what is now called American Public Media.
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