Meet the Team

EDDIE ROBINSON | Host

Eddie Robinson is a Mississippi native who began his media career while in the 10th grade in high school. After graduating from Prairie View A&M University with a Mechanical Engineering degree, he moved to St. Paul, Minnesota, where he landed a project manager gig for the 3M Corporation. Inspired by a 3M colleague, he moved to New York City where he picked up a Masters degree in Media Ecology from New York University. He spent much of his broadcast career in New York with outlets like CBS News, WFAN, New York 1 and WNYC. Eddie then moved back to Houston to host the first-ever sports talk radio show for the LGBTQ+ community on SiriusXM Satellite Radio. He later went on to focus his efforts on anchoring for Houston Public Media, as the local news voice for NPR's Morning Edition. He loves MMA, DJ'ing, live concerts and anything outdoors. Eddie's expecting his first child, a son, through surrogacy.

TODD HULSLANDER | Technical Director

Todd Hulslander is a Peabody Award winning producer/editor and Grammy nominated engineer. He has been "podcasting" since before "podcasting" was a thing, with his lifelong passion to tell stories with music and sound. While working for the Smithsonian, he helped create many nationally acclaimed series including Jazz Smithsonian with Lena Horne, Mississippi: River of Song with Ani Di Franco, Remembering Slavery, Jazz Singers with Al Jarreau, and Memphis: Cradle of Rock 'n' Soul with Cybill Shepherd. He has worked with NPR and has been a part of Houston Public Media family for over 20 years. His father marched with Martin Luther King Jr., attended Howard University in the 1950s and devoted much of his life to supporting racial justice. His mother worked with children in rural Kentucky and Mississippi and helped teach Todd to maintain an open mind and accept everyone equally.

SHANNON McKIRCHY | Producer & Editor

Shannon McKirchy is a native Houstonian with a passion for telling thought provoking stories that foster lasting understand between individuals of diverse backgrounds. She holds a dual B.A. in English and Communication from the University of St. Thomas. After studying intercultural issues and communication as an undergraduate, she became fascinated by the complexities of culture. Shannon also served as the Afternoon Operations Coordinator at Houston's Pacifica Station for two and a half years where she worked alongside activists and local community builders. There she developed a penchant for covering social justice issues that she carries to this day. Shannon started as an announcer at Houston Public Media after a brief stint in commercial radio. As the daughter of backpacking hippies, when Shannon is not editing, she's hiking and camping.

MARK DiCLAUDIO | Editor

Mark DiClaudio is a classically trained musician, seasoned educator, and US Patent holder. He's also a constant tinkerer who always looks for ways to build and tweak everyday things for the better. Mark sees I SEE U as an opportunity to engage in critical societal issues and assist in educating future generations via aural history. In addition to his role with this collaborative team of creators facilitating necessary and provocative conversations, he produces Houston Public Media's shows — The Engines of Our Ingenuity, Encore Houston, and Skyline Sessions, and is part of HPM's Education Team. Mark is also a proud dad of two great kids, and spends his leisure time being educated by profound teenage wisdom.

DAVE McDERMAND | Sound Designer

Dave Mcdermand is a Emmy and Telly award-winning producer and cinematographer that has been working with Houston Public Media for roughly 5 years. Normally a video producer, he jumps at any chance to go back to his roots as a sound designer and musician. He grew up in rural Indiana where he learned a lot about basketball, corn, the power of media, and the human condition.