Sage Van Wing
Sage Van Wing

Sage Van Wing

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Sage Van Wing is the executive editor of talk and podcasts for OPB./p>

She has produced daily news programs at other NPR affiliate stations Vermont Public Radio, KUOW in Seattle and KQED in San Francisco.

She graduated from Stanford University with a degree in anthropology.

While in Vermont, she became an expert sledder. While in Seattle, she learned to bike in the rain. Sage hopes someday to become an expert taxidermist.

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