Megan is a writer and film critic who regularly contributes to WORLD Magazine and WORLD Radio. She lives in Charlotte, N.C., and is the author of Beside Every Successful Man: A Woman’s Guide to Having It All. Follow Megan on Twitter @megbasham.
Joel served as the editor of The Presbyterian Journal before founding WORLD Magazine in 1986. He has served as editor, publisher, and CEO over the years and has written the lead WORLD column for more than 20 years. He provides commentary for WORLD Radio twice a month.
Mindy has written for WORLD Magazine since 1986 and currently serves as senior editor. She is the author of They Say We Are Infidels (Tyndale House), a 2016 book about her experiences covering the Christian community in Iraq. She has also covered wars in Syria, Afghanistan, Africa, and the Balkans. Mindy is a regular contributor for WORLD Radio. Follow Mindy on Twitter @mcbelz.
Ryan is an author, speaker, and Emmy Award-winning creative professional who provides monthly commentary for WORLD Radio. He holds degrees from both Messiah College and Regent University and founded The Radiance Foundation with his wife Bethany. They live in Virginia with their four children. Follow Ryan on Twitter @ryanbomberger.
Myrna is a WORLD Radio correspondent based in Atlanta, Ga. She’s worked as a TV news reporter, public affairs show host, and producer. She’s also a podcaster and a graduate of the the World Journalism Institute’s mid-career course. Follow Myrna on Twitter @MyrnaCBrown.
Paul is the features editor for WORLD Radio. He is a graduate of the World Journalism Institute’s mid-career course, a Moody Radio alum, a pastor, and a former college professor. Paul resides with his family in Arlington, Ill. Follow him on Twitter @PaulDButlerTWE.
Janie B. Cheaney
Janie published her very first column in WORLD in 1991, in the middle of homeschooling her two children. Since then she has written children’s novels, writing workbooks, blogs, and book reviews in addition to her regular WORLD columns. She contributes commentary for WORLD Radio twice a month and lives with her husband in the Ozarks of Missouri. Follow Janie on Twitter @jbcheaney.
J.C. is WORLD Radio’s managing editor. He spent 10 years covering sports, higher education, and politics for the Longview News-Journal and other newspapers in Texas before joining WORLD in 2012 and eventually becoming WORLD’s Washington Bureau chief. Follow J.C. on Twitter @jcderrick1.
Nick is chief content officer of WORLD and co-host of The World and Everything in It. He has served WORLD magazine as a writer and reporter, managing editor, editor, and publisher. Follow Nick on Twitter @NickEicher.
Laura is a WORLD Radio reporter based near Detroit. She is a graduate of the inaugural mid-career World Journalism Institute in 2011 and also writes the weekly Schooled roundup for WORLD Digital. She’s worked as a teacher, musician, communications director, and serves on her local public school board. Follow Laura on Twitter @LTEdghill.
Laura worked for C-SPAN, the U.S. House of Representatives, the Indiana House, and the Illinois Senate before joining WORLD as a freelance correspondent in 2016. She lives in the Chicago area with her husband and two children. Follow Laura on Twitter @laura_e_finch.
Kristen is an assistant producer for WORLD Radio. She was part of the World Journalism Institute class of 2014 and has been working behind the scenes with the WORLD Radio team since 2011. Follow Kristen on Twitter @kristenflavin.
Johnny serves as a technical producer for WORLD Radio. He’s spent the past 35 years in media production with various ministries before joining WORLD in 2012.
Katie is a correspondent for WORLD Radio and WORLD Magazine. She began her tenure with WORLD as an intern in 2006. After stints in careers running the gamut from parade planning to speechwriting; earning her master’s degree in art history; and becoming a mom, she returned to WORLD in 2015. Follow Katie on Twitter @gaultney.
George is the pastor of Parish Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Franklin, TN, the founder of Franklin Classical School, the Chalmers Fund, and the King’s Meadow Study Center, and the author of more than 70 books. Follow George on Twitter @gileskirk.
Kim is a graduate of the World Journalism Institute’s mid-career course. A homeschooling mom, she spent more than 20 years freelancing for local outlets and writing curriculum for LifeWay Christian Resources. Kim now contributes to WORLD as a Mississippi-based correspondent.
Leigh is WORLD Radio’s news editor. She spent eight years as a newspaper reporter in Texas before joining WORLD in 2011. She has survived two major hurricanes in the last decade and wrote a book about one: Infinite Monster. Follow Leigh on Twitter @leighjonesworld.
Anna Johansen is a WORLD Radio reporter based in Chicago. She graduated from the World Journalism Institute in 2018. She is a speech and debate coach, teaches English, history, and drama to high schoolers, and is finishing up a degree in English. Follow Anna on Twitter @AnnaJohansen_.
Jill is a WORLD Radio reporter based in Orange County, California, and host of the seasonal podcast The Olasky Interview. She worked for two years as a TV news reporter and anchor in South Dakota before completing her M.A. in Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Texas. Follow Jill on Twitter @WorldNels.
Trillia is the author of If God is for Us (2019), God’s Very Good Idea (2017), Fear and Faith (2015), and other titles. She is the director of community outreach for the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission and comments on Christian discipleship, marriage and family, and race relations for WORLD Radio. Trillia and her family reside near Nashville, Tenn. You can find her at trillianewbell.com and follow her on Twitter @trillianewbell.
Onize is a WORLD Digital reporter based in Abuja, Nigeria. She became WORLD’s Africa correspondent in 2016 after graduating from the World Journalism Institute. She earned a journalism degree from Minnesota State University-Moorhead and is a frequent contributor to WORLD Radio. Follow Onize on Twitter @onize_ohiks.
Marvin is editor in chief of WORLD and Dean of the World Journalism Institute. He’s written many books; he and his wife Susan, married for 41 years, have coauthored four sons and now have five grandchildren. Follow Marvin on Twitter @MarvinOlasky.
Susan has been involved with WORLD for a quarter century. She’s been a feature writer, book reviewer, and story coach — and now creates and edits radio features for WORLD Radio. Follow Susan on Twitter @susanolasky.
Carl began his radio journey as a board operator, broadcasting Los Angeles Dodgers games in a small Southern California desert town in 1984. Since then he’s worked for numerous Christian radio stations and ministries. Carl joined WORLD in 2014 and stays up late to assemble The World and Everything in It. He is thankful to shine the light of the gospel through Biblical worldview journalism.
Andrée Seu Peterson
Andrée has the second-to-last page of the magazine every issue to talk about God, the world, and herself. Before that she raised four children more or less well, which gave her lots to think about for her columns.
Bonnie earned a journalism degree from the University of Texas, where she edited reel-to-reel tapes and used newfangled personal computers. While technology transformed the news industry, Bonnie raised two boys. She took up freelance reporting about 20 years ago, graduated from the World Journalism Institute’s mid-career course, and now lives and works in League City, Texas, with her husband of 30 years.
Mary is a WORLD Radio co-host and covers the judicial branch weekly on Legal Docket. She earned her J.D. from St. Louis University and practiced law before becoming a journalist. She graduated from the World Journalism Institute in 2013. Follow Mary on Twitter @ReichardWorld.
Jenny is a lawyer-turned-writer based in Alexandria, Virginia. She is a graduate of the World Journalism Institute’s mid-career course and contributes feature stories for The World and Everything in It. She is also the letters editor for AARP, freelances for The Washington Post, and writes a quarterly letter, Rough Draft. Find her at jennyrough.com. Follow her on Twitter @JennyRough.
Jenny Lind Schmitt
Jenny is a WORLD Radio and WORLD Magazine correspondent based in Seattle. She is also a graduate of the World Journalism Institute’s mid-career course, an educator, and author of the novel Mountains of Manhattan. Follow Jenny on Twitter @jlindschmitt.
Sarah is a general reporter for WORLD Radio based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Sarah graduated from Northwestern College with degrees in journalism and history. After completing an internship with WORLD, she joined full-time in 2016. Follow Sarah on Twitter @SarahSchweins.
WORLD Radio commentator Les Sillars has been WORLD Magazine’s mailbag editor since 1999. He teaches journalism at Patrick Henry College in Purcellville, Va. His work has also appeared in Touchstone, The American Conservative, First Things, The Federalist, and other publications.
Cal is one of the most widely syndicated political columnists in America, provoking discussion and debate for more than 30 years. He takes on all topics, from the American family’s decline to terrorism’s looming threat. Follow Cal on Twitter @CalThomas.
Emily is a book critic and correspondent for WORLD Radio and WORLD Magazine. She earned an English literature degree from the University of Mississippi, worked at Peachtree Publishers in Atlanta, and gained a mother’s heart for good stories over a decade of homeschooling. Emily lives near Nashville with her husband, two daughters, and their menagerie (i.e. a dog, a cat, and a lop-eared bunny). Follow her on Twitter @emilyawhitten.
About The World and Everything in It
It’s like NPR from a Christian worldview is a common listener description of our daily news podcast The World and Everything in It. Psalm 89:11 inspires our program title: “The heavens are Yours; the earth also is Yours; the world and all that is in it, You have founded them.” It says something about the breadth of news coverage on the program, but also its depth — with biblically objective journalism at its core. Each day’s half hour starts with a fast-paced news summary, followed by longer stories, interviews, and reports from WORLD journalists, as well as thoughtful commentary and original feature journalism reported from the field. Hosted by Mary Reichard and Nick Eicher, The World and Everything in It will enhance your morning commute or any part of your daily routine.
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