Ketzel Levine

Ketzel Levine helped create NPR’s Morning Edition, put legendary broadcaster Red Barber back on the air, covered baseball, classical music, climate change, and as an NPR senior correspondent, reported from places as varied as Britain, South Africa and Brazil. Because of her passion for plants and horticulture, Ketzel became NPR’s gardening expert, the “Doyenne of Dirt” and talked plants on Saturday mornings with Scott Simon for ten years. She moved to Portland in 1996 and is now setting down roots locally with her Golden, Milo, who doesn’t do laundry but does entertains guests at their airbnb Sea, Sit, Stay! atop Neahkahnie.