Naomi Lewin served as an announcer at WQXR in New York for six years, after cutting her radio teeth at WGUC in Cincinnati, Ohio and WKYU Bowling Green, Kentucky. At WQXR, she hosted afternoon drive-time classical music, and led debates on hot topics in the music world as host of the podcast Conducting Business. She also emceed live events – both audio and video – and produced recorded specials ranging including Stephen Foster: America’s Bard. Radio audiences around the world heard her host opera broadcasts from the Glimmerglass Festival and Arizona Opera.
At WGUC, Naomi began writing, hosting, and producing the award-winning, weekly feature Classics for Kids, which airs on radio stations across the country. She also pays virtual visits to classrooms to talk about Classics for Kids. For national broadcast, she has produced feature stories and full-length music programs, as well as scores of intermission features for the Metropolitan Opera. She also served as an essayist for NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday.
As a concert narrator, Naomi’s repertoire includes Peter and the Wolf, Carnival of the Animals, King David, William Walton’s Façade, Eric McIntyre’s A Visit from the White Rabbit and The Four Seasons of Futurist Cuisine by Aaron Jay Kernis. She has given talks on operas from Aida to Zauberflöte, and has also written and performed her own introduction to opera for children. Naomi writes song parodies for all occasions, and has convincingly portrayed a poodle on National Public Radio.
Naomi creates humorous pieces for corporate and private events. She wrote and narrated The Little WSHU House for a major donor event at radio station WSHU's groundbreaking for a new building, performing with Suzanne Bona, host of Sunday Baroque, and Fred Newman, sound effects wizard from A Prairie Home Companion.
Before going into radio, Naomi was a singer and actress. She holds both a B.A. and Master of Music from Yale, and also studied voice at the Peter Cornelius Conservatory in Mainz, Germany. Fluent in German, French, and Spanish, she has a nodding acquaintance with Italian and Russian, and can say “I am a reporter for National Public Radio” in Chinese.
Yale Alumni Chorus
Goes to China