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Laura Herberg

Member since 2020
  • Editing
  • Producing
  • Recording
  • Reporting
  • Scripting
  • Voice
  • Writing

About Laura

Laura Herberg is a reporter and fill-in anchor at WDET, the NPR member station in Detroit. In 2017 and 2018, Laura was named the Michigan Associated Press Best Reporter for radio broadcasting. She has won several regional awards for her sound-rich features. Laura previously worked as the executive producer behind the StoryCorps Detroit podcast and as a producer for WDET's daily talk show, Detroit Today (previously the Craig Fahle Show). She also assisted with the Transom Traveling Storytelling Workshop when it came to Detroit in 2019. Outside of WDET, Laura was the creator, host and producer behind Complete Me, a narrative, documentary style podcast about her difficulties completing certain tasks. It only lasted three episodes. In 2012, she was awarded a SoundCloud Fellowship for her project, Listen to Detroit.  Laura learned the craft of radio storytelling at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies, received her B. A. in Psychology at Lewis and Clark College and is currently working toward her Master of Urban Planning at Wayne State University.

Laura's Portfolio



  • Field Producing
  • Field Recording
  • Hosting
  • Mentoring
  • Mixing
  • Producing
  • Reporting
  • Research
  • Story Editing
  • Tape Syncs
  • Voiceover


  • Adobe Audition
  • Hindenburg
  • Shotgun mic with pistol grip and windscreen
  • Zoom H4N
  • Electro Voice RE 50 Omni Mic