Jen Poyant

Senior Producer

The Takeaway

Jen Poyant is a senior producer for PRI's The Takeaway and other WNYC shows.

Jen works with The Takeaway’s crack team of producers to come up with innovative angles on the day’s news. Her responsibilities on the show include line producing the live show, coordinating the day’s planning for the next day’s broadcast, editing and planning larger projects.  

Jen helped shepherd the show through a time of transition at The Takeaway, when the show moved to a new, fresh one hour format.

Jen began her radio career at Virginia's NPR member station, WVTF. After she moved to the New York area, she reported for public radio stations in the region, including WBGO, WHYY and WNYC. She has contributed to NPR News as a feature and spot reporter. Her beats have included the statehouse in Trenton and the culture and politics of Newark. During her time covering New Jersey, Jen was awarded the New Jersey Associated Press First Place Award for Best Sports Feature, Best Spot News Coverage, Best Public Service and Best Newscast with WBGO’s Andrew Meyer. Jen has served as a production intern for The Leonard Lopate Show and is a senior producer for WNYC's The Takeaway. She holds a master’s degree in cultural and critical studies from the University of London, Birkbeck College.