About

Brian Mackey is host of Illinois’ statewide public radio talk show, The 21st, which airs at 11 a.m. Monday through Thursday on six NPR stations across Illinois.

He previously covered Illinois state government and politics for a dozen public radio stations, based at NPR Illinois (WUIS 91.9 FM) in Springfield, and wrote features and a column for Illinois Issues magazine. He was also Arts & Entertainment editor at The State Journal-Register and Springfield bureau chief for the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.

Before that he worked as a stagehand, security guard, grocery stock boy, Toys ’R’ Us cashier, and cook/dishwasher at a gas-station Burger King.

Contact

On the clock: brian.mackey@the21st.org | (217) 300-2290
Off the clock: letters@brianmackey.com