Illinois Public Media/WILL has hired a new producer for ‘Focus’, its morning call-in/talk program. Amanda Honigfort has been brought in to help re-launch the program in early 2015. A native of St. Louis, Amanda recently completed an internship at NPR’s TED Radio Hour in Washington, DC. Prior to that, the St. Louis University graduate interned at the city’s NPR affiliate, KWMU, assisting with two public affairs programs there. She’s also held internships at PBS’ Washington Week with Gwen Ifill at WETA, and at St. Louis’ PBS Affiliate, the Nine Network of Public Media.