Wendy Herkey

Executive Producer, Charlotte Talks

Wendy Herkey has been a WFAE employee since 1998, working in the membership department, and has been on the Charlotte Talks staff since 1999. An Ohio native, Wendy is a graduate of Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, OH, with a bachelor’s degree in communications.

Wendy also had stints at The Charlotte Observer and at WCNC-TV in Charlotte, and currently produces the weekly public affairs TV show Charlotte Now on WJZY (hosted by Mike Collins).

Wendy enjoys cheering on her sons’ youth sports teams (especially baseball!), and reading a good book when time allows.

Ways to Connect

Friday, October 18, 2019

Early voting begins for races pretty much decided in the primary, but with the addition of the referendum on the sales tax.  There's been more blowback from protestors against the proposal for the county to garnish wages of those owing money to Medic.  New landlord fines pass city council, and CATS wants to spend $50 million to learn how much a new rail line will cost.  Details on those and other stories.


Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019

We are home to five schools, each representing a different part of the higher education ecosphere. With costs soaring and as more is expected from institutions of higher learning, Mike Collins talks about these challenges with the presidents of Johnson C. Smith, Queens University, Davidson College and Central Piedmont as well as the chancellor of UNC Charlotte.

Friday, October 11th, 2019

CMPD Chief Kerr Putney’s announced retirement plans may run afoul of some state laws. While some Republicans break with the president on Syria, North Carolina Senator Thom Tillis doesn’t. A CMS whistleblower raises questions about former Superintendent Clayton Wilcox. Plus, the latest on news about the completion of the I-77 toll lanes.

Wednesday, October 9th, 2019

TV actor/comedian Mike Birbiglia is in Charlotte as he begins the national tour of his Broadway show “The New One." We talk about comedy, how family life inspires his work and more.