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Jenny Hamel

Jenny Hamel

Host “Sound of Ideas”

Expertise: Hosting, broadcast journalism

Education: University of California, Los Angeles

Favorite spot in Northeast Ohio: Nature Center at Shaker Lakes


Before joining the “Sound of Ideas” team, Jenny Hamel was the education reporter for Ideastream Public Media. Prior to that she worked at KCRW, one of two NPR stations in Los Angeles, as a reporter and producer.


  • Award-winning member UCLA debate team
  • Journalism awards from Press Club of Cleveland, Los Angeles Press Club, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Associated Press Media Editors and the Ohio Society of Professional Journalists

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