Patricia McLaughlin

Director of Communications and Marketing

Tricia directs external communications, marketing and engagement efforts for New Hampshire Public Radio, working to raise further awareness of the high-quality journalism at NHPR and the organization’s deep community outreach.

Her communications and editorial experience spans agencies, nonprofits, government, and cause-related organizations, promoting everything from US-Australia relations, to music and gaming partnerships, to important public health interventions.

Earlier in her career, Tricia worked in newsrooms as a reporter, producer, anchor and news writer, with stints at The Associated Press wire in Washington, D.C., and local radio and television in Upstate New York, Pennsylvania and suburban Washington.

She is a firm believer in the power of communications to advance causes and be a force for good. A New Hampshire native, she earned degrees from Syracuse University and American University. She enjoys travel and music of all kinds, and admits to an unhealthy obsession with English football. 

Ways to Connect

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, NHPR continues to bring listeners timely and contextual information about the pandemic’s impact in New Hampshire and beyond.

New Hampshire Public Radio will host the next live program in a special series on the coronavirus crisis, looking at the issue from a regional, New England perspective.

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, NHPR will bring listeners some special news and children's programming, affecting our broadcast schedule for Friday, March 27 and Saturday, March 28. 

NHPR launches new statewide call-in program; NPR to air national conversation show 

NHPR’s weekday evening lineup is changing, in response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

As our state, our country and the world confront the coronavirus pandemic, NHPR is committed to  bringing you the latest information and serving as a vital community resource and virtual gathering spot.


ABC affiliates around the country are currently running promotional materials regarding a two-hour program on Bear Brook, a long-running investigation involving four murders near a New Hampshire state park. The program is set to air on ABC News’ news magazine program, 20/20, this Friday evening, March 20 from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. The program features NHPR’s Bear Brook podcast, and the work of our podcast host and reporter, Jason Moon.

NHPR continues to bring you the latest on the coronavirus pandemic and its impact in New Hampshire and beyond. Join us later this week for a two-part special on COVID-19, from our public media partners at APM (American Public Media).

“COVID-19: Hard Questions, Real Answers” will feature medical and public health professionals, taking live listener calls from across the country. For both broadcasts, listeners are invited to call in using this number: 800-242-2828.

The program will air live on NHPR Wednesday and Thursday at 2 p.m. 

New Hampshire Public Radio is now part of The Granite State News Collaborative, a statewide multimedia news collaborative that "draws on and amplifies the strengths of its members to expand and add missing dimensions to coverage of issues of concern to the NH public as a whole, as well as to particular communities." The mission of the collaborative is to build public trust and hold government accountable to its citizens. Across the collaborative, members work on coordinated reporting projects and shared engagement activities.

Join New Hampshire Public Radio tonight and this weekend for a one-hour special from NPR on the unfolding coronavirus outbreak.

COVID-19 – What You Need to Know will air the following days and times:

Friday, March 13 – 8 p.m.

Saturday, March 14 – 11 a.m.

Sunday, March 15 - 10 p.m.

The special will feature some of NPR’s most important reporting and practical information on this quick moving public health pandemic.


As part of our March Fund Drive, NHPR is offering travel-related incentives, including a drawing for a 7-day cruise; a $2,000 gift card for travel on Southwest Airlines and gift cards for stays at regional inns, hotels and resorts throughout the state. Travel packages are a common prize offering with fund drives, and travel-related incentives are a popular offering with our audience.

As part of NHPR’s continuing coverage of key stops on the road to the 2020 U.S. presidential election, NHPR will offer special coverage of the “Big Tuesday” primaries and caucuses on Tuesday, March 10. On that day, voters will go to the polls in Idaho, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota and Washington.

Tuesday, March 10

8 p.m. - 11 p.m.

Patricia McLaughlin

Are you a musician living free and rocking in the Granite State? NPR Music wants to hear your best stuff! 

Unsigned artists with sounds to share are welcome to enter the 2020 Tiny Desk Contest. Winners will get the chance to play behind the famous tiny desk at NPR’s headquarters in Washington, D.C, and go on tour with NPR Music. 

To enter, musicians need to film themselves performing one, original song at a desk of their choice. Submit your video by Monday, April 27 for the chance to join past winners like Tank and the Bangas and Fantastic Negrito.  

Nina Subin

The leadership of Winston Churchill and life in London during The Blitz will be explored at the next installment of Writers on a New England Stage. The #1 New York Times bestselling author Erik Larson comes to The Music Hall stage March 26 to discuss his new book, The Splendid and the Vile.

As part of NHPR’s continuing coverage of key stops on the road to the 2020 U.S. presidential election, NHPR will offer special coverage of the South Carolina primary on Saturday, February 29, and the Super Tuesday primaries on Tuesday, March 3.

Saturday, February 29

6 p.m. – America, Are We Ready? South Carolina Edition

Extra hour of BBC for Sunday listening

NHPR’s revised Sunday lineup offers listeners a relaxing mix of storytelling and news, and the chance to enjoy an extra hour of the BBC.

   First in the Nation, First on the Story 

                        SPECIAL EVENT 

                             Amy Walter 

              Thursday, February 6 at NHPR 

Got ideas? Got a recording device? Gather your best sound and go!

Aspiring podcasters from New Hampshire and across the country are invited to tell their unique stories as part of the 2020 Student Podcast Challenge.

[NOTE: Brian Greene has canceled his February 20 visit to The Music Hall due to scheduling issues. Contact The Music Hall box office for questions.]   

International bestselling author and renowned physicist Brian Greene will discuss his highly-anticipated new book Until the End of Time at the next installment of Writers on a New England Stage. In his latest work, Greene takes readers on a journey across time, offering a breathtaking exploration of the cosmos and humanity’s quest to understand it.

Beginning Tuesday, January 21, New Hampshire Public Radio will carry special coverage of the impeachment trial of President Trump, and related programming from NPR. The U.S. Senate hearings will be available on-air and streaming through

NHPR is committed to bringing listeners uninterrupted special coverage of this historic moment - gavel to gavel. It is part of the station’s civic duty to keep New Hampshire’s audience informed - and that is especially true during news events such as these.

The Strategic King: MLK’s Visionary Leadership

Monday, January 20 – 10 a.m. to noon

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, tune into New Hampshire Public Radio for a two-hour special exploring Dr. King’s life and legacy. 

Dan Tuohy

Next Forum: Senator Bernie Sanders on January 19  


Sara Plourde

With less than two months to go before New Hampshire voters cast their votes in the first-in-the-nation primary, NHPR offers special broadcasts of our Stranglehold podcast during the holiday week.

Stranglehold takes an in-depth look at the New Hampshire primary – past and present – probing the mythology, key players and history of a powerful state institution.

Tune into NHPR this Saturday for a special marathon edition of Outside/In - NHPR’s podcast and program about the natural world and how we use it. For four hours, we’ll be taking a look back – and providing updates – to some of the most popular and intriguing stories that have run since the podcast first launched in December 2015.

The special broadcast will air from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, December 28.

Outside/In Host Sam Evans-Brown shares the hourly lineup, below:

Beginning Friday, January 10, The Weekly N.H. News Roundup turns its attention full time to the New Hampshire Primary.

NPR Special: PBS Newshour/POLITICO Democratic Debate

Join NPR and New Hampshire Public Radio for the sixth of 12 Democratic primary debates scheduled for the 2020 presidential election. The next debate will take place Thursday, December 19, from the campus of Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.

Live coverage will begin at 8 p.m. NPR’s coverage will be hosted by Michel Martin, joined by members of the NPR Politics team in Washington, D.C. NPR Political Correspondent Scott Detrow will be covering the debate on-site in Los Angeles.

Sara Plourde

Throughout the month of December, New Hampshire Public Radio is your home for holiday programming reflecting the spirit of the season.

From Christmas to Kwanzaa to Hanukkah, stories and songs celebrating different holiday traditions and cultures will be sprinkled throughout our programming schedule, marking the festive period. 

NHPR reporter Jason Moon is one of just a dozen journalists from across the nation selected for a  fellowship designed to help improve media coverage of critical health care issues. The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation announced its 2020 class for the Health Coverage Fellowship. Reporters from The Washington Post, Kaiser Health News and CNN were among those also selected for the honor.

NHPR’s energy, environment and Seacoast reporter Annie Ropeik hosts this week’s episode of NEXT New England, the weekly radio show and podcast about New England in a time of change.

The special broadcast will air on NHPR on Sunday, December 8 at 11 a.m., in place of Studio 360.