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The Life and Political Rise of Mia Love

Brian Grimmt | KUER News

 Monday, we’re talking about Congresswoman-elect Mia Love. Once the mayor of a small Utah County town, it took her just four years to land in the national spotlight as the first black Republican woman elected to Congress. But how did Love – the Connecticut-born daughter of Catholic Haitian parents, politically inactive for most of her life – end up an LDS congressional delegate from Utah? Reporters from the Salt Lake Tribune will join us to explore Love’s rise, stumble, and resurgence.

This program was previously scheduled to air on Tuesday, November 18.

Matt Canham, Robert Gehrke, and Tommy Burr's book about Mia Love is called Mia Love: The Rise, Stumble and Resurgence of the Next GOP Star [Amazon]. It's published by The Salt Lake Tribune.


  • Matt Canham is an investigative reporter at The Salt Lake Tribune.
  • Robert Gehrke covers politics and government for the Trib.
  • Tommy Burr is the Trib's Washington correspondent.
Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.