Helen Chickering

Helen Chickering is a reporter and afternoon announcer at Blue Ridge Public Radio in Asheville, NC.  Before landing in public radio, she managed the health and science desk at NBC News Channel, the network’s affiliate news service. Most of her career has been spent covering the beat for local TV news stations, including WLBT in Jackson and WBTV in Charlotte.  She also spent several years hosting and producing syndicated medical programs for Medstar Communications. Helen became the first journalist to serve as president of the National Association of Medical Communicators and was on the founding board of the Science Communicators of North Carolina.   Helen is an active member of the Asheville Science Tavern and a guest lecturer and an advisory board member at the University of North Carolina’s Medical and Science Journalism Program.