Our Staff
  Peggy Wehmeyer
Host and Managing Editor
For seven years, Peggy Wehmeyer served as the first religion correspondent for ABC World News Tonight winning high praise from both religious leaders and colleague Peter Jennings. Her stories also aired on 20/20 and Good Morning America and covered topics ranging from Islam in America to school prayer. Previous experience included 13 years pioneering the first religion beat for a local television station--WFAA-TV in Dallas, Texas. Her work has received numerous awards including the Columbus International Film and Video Festival Award, the Cine Golden Eagle Award, and a Wilbur Award from the Religion Public Relations Council.
 
Christina Darden
Producer
Christina Darden brings more than a decade of experience in broadcast journalism to World Vision Radio. She has worked as a reporter and producer for the BBC and U.S. network news affiliates. In recent years, she has specialized in producing news documentaries on topics ranging from poverty and homelessness to AIDS and domestic abuse. Her work has garnered several Emmys and Christian broadcasting awards.
 
Doug Boyles
Technical Director
Doug Boyles served as a Broadcast Journalist in the United States Army, winning several awards including the Department of Defense's "Broadcast Journalist of the Year" award. His background includes audio editing and mixing, analog and digital video editing, and video and audio field recording. Prior to working at World Vision, Doug worked at KCTS television in Seattle.
 
Diane Toomey
Editor
Before joining the World Vision Report, Diane Toomey spent four years as science editor at Living On Earth, NPR's environmental news show. She also reported and hosted for the program. She has worked as a producer on a documentary series on alternative medicine for the Discovery Health Channel. For five years, Diane reported on science, the environment, and medicine at WUNC, the public radio station out of Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Her reports have won numerous awards, including the American Institute of Biological Sciences’ Media Award, the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi Award for Public Service, the Public Radio News Directors Award for Enterprise Reporting, and the American Women in Radio and Television Gracie Allen Award for Best Radio Documentary. She began her journalism career as a producer and substitute host for public radio's Marketplace Morning Report. 
Doug Fox
Contributing Producer/Reporter
Doug Fox spent the past 29 years as the chief political reporter for WFAA-TV, the ABC affiliate in Dallas-Fort Worth. During his 40 years working in radio and television, he won numerous awards including the Robert F. Kennedy Award for reporting on the problems of the disadvantaged and the Edward R. Murrow Award for writing. He has covered political conventions, hurricanes, the Oklahoma City bombing, and much more. Doug is a graduate of the University of Texas in Austin.
 
Cynthia Graber
Producer
Cynthia Graber came to the World Vision Report from NPR's "Living on Earth", where she worked as a producer and reporter for five years. She's won a number of awards for her international radio reporting, including the AAAS Pinnacle of Excellence award for science journalism and the Society of Environmental Journalists award. In addition to radio journalism, she works as a freelance print reporter and has written for numerous magazines and newspapers. She has a masters degree in science journalism from Boston University, and prior to that spent two years in Israel working for environmental organizations.
 
Leda Hartman
Assignments Editor
Leda Hartman has worked as a public radio and print journalist for 20 years. She is a regular contributor to nationally broadcast public radio programs including Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Marketplace, Latino USA and The World, as well as Voice of America. She has reported for two Peabody-award winning series, NPR's "Lost and Found Sound" and "The DNA Files." Leda also produced a traditional music series for NPR called "Honky Tonks, Hymns and the Blues," and created an audio documentary on the Appalachian mountain economy for the World Bank Institute and the National Endowment for the Arts. Leda has covered a wide range of topics, including politics, the economy, religion and immigration. She is married to journalist Paul Cuadros.
 
Beverley Abel
Show Producer
Beverley Abel spent a decade producing documentaries for British television before moving to the United States in 1990. Shortly thereafter, she became a host at WUNC, the public radio station out of Chapel Hill, NC, and a producer when it launched its daily talk show, “The State of Things” with hosts Melinda Penkava and Frank Stasio. She also produced a five-part radio series on medical ethics called “Do No Harm,” which aired on major public radio stations around the U.S. Beverley has also won several awards for her work, including a Gracie Allen award, Community Broadcasters Silver Reel and an Edward R. Murrow award.

 
Mark Bandy
Technical Editor
 
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