- MPR News Program Director
Jonathan joins MPR News from NPR, where he worked as a producer/editor overseeing its Baghdad bureau operations during the war. He has produced stories from the Philippines, Egypt, Libya, Lebanon, South Africa, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Haiti.
Early in his career, after graduating from Western Michigan University, Blakley helped launch all-news WKZO Radio in Kalamazoo and also worked at Detroits WWJ CBS Radio.
Blakley also has followed an academic path at Harvard where he was a Nieman Fellow, primarily studying the Middle East and social media at the Kennedy School of Government.