Whitney is a documentary media maker, production manager, and aspiring placemaker. She produces radio, podcasts, film, and oral histories and has worked with organizations such as StoryCorps, the Third Coast International Audio Festival, Heritage Radio Network, and CHIRP radio. Having lived 24 places between the Catskills and the Cascades, Whitney now calls the Pacific Northwest home, where she enjoys writing letters and sharing food.
Whitney has a new audio project in the works in her current home base in Tacoma, WA. Tune in for stories from the City of Destiny/Grit City.
Eleanor Warren talks about her song, Coming Home. This piece was awarded 3rd place as part of the 24-Hour Radio Race from KCRW’s Independent Producer Project. Check out the other winners here!
Who: Spencer Akanni Harris Where: Rogers Park “Don’t let fear rule the day.” Produced for by Whitney Henry-Lester. Check out Chicago community radio news at CHIRP news.
Teeny Lamothe quit her job to bake pies and writes about it! Listen to her story: Produced for KCRW’s Good Food. Listen to the whole show here! Check out Teeny’s blog here.
GFJ DAY 06.16.2012 from Good Food Jobs on Vimeo. The good folks over at Good Food Jobs declared June 16, 2012 their first GFJ Day and encouraged people around the country to get together for some ice cream and some stories. This is how they did it in Greensboro, VT. Produced for:
Who: Ed Where: Rogers Park “I’m fortunate to even have a hand and to be alive.” Produced for by Iris Lin and Whitney Henry-Lester. Check out Chicago community radio news at CHIRP news.
Who: Judahda Where: Rogers Park “I just want to leave here with a smile on my face.” Produced for by Iris Lin and Whitney Henry-Lester. Check out Chicago community radio news at CHIRP news.
What are people thinking in the swing state of Florida two days before Nov 4, 2008? Listen to flea market patrons in Waldo, FL share thoughts on the election.