John Dankosky, longtime editor, reporter, and Wheelhouse host at WNPR, has taken the buyout offered by Connecticut Public. “I have spent a full half of my life — not my adult life, but half of my life — at Connecticut Public,” John says in an article posted on the WNPR website.
Dankosky was hired at the Hartford station in 1994 as host for the Morning Edition news program. He would later become the host of Where We Live and move on to co-host The Wheelhouse with Connecticut Public’s Colin McEnroe. Over the years, Dankosky took on more leadership roles at Connecticut Public, NPR, and with other projects around the country. He co-founded the New England News Collaborative, an eight-station consortium of public media newsrooms throughout the region, and he is the host of its weekly program NEXT. Dankosky also regularly appears as a fill-in host for the national program Science Friday.