Seán Collins likes books and baseball, but not books about baseball. He also has a thing for photography, porches, cool lamps, neuroscience, guys, radio, architecture, and Saint Louis. He is a former Benedictine monk and pastoral minister. He used to produce NPR’s All Things Considered and worked for the public radio network for more than 20 years. Collins was educated at Washington University and learned to read at Miss Moore’s Humpty Dumpty Nursery School in Belleville, Illinois.
Seán Collins is a veteran producer of award-winning audio content. He worked for many years for NPR News—as the senior producer of the flagship broadcast All Things Considered, among other leadership roles—where his work helped earn the public radio network several duPont-Columbia batons and Peabody awards.
He played a pivotal role in understanding the power of distributing NPR content by way of the internet and was instrumental in presenting the first major series of reports (on End of Life issues) online.
He has also produced audio tours for museums and historic sites across the country, including the Clinton Presidential Library and Monticello.
More recently, Collins worked with the designers and developers at TOKY Branding + Design as a brand strategist, helping clients (from schools to banks to Fortune 500 healthcare brands) hone the ideas and messages that differentiate them from their competitors.
He was educated at Washington University and spent several years living as a Benedictine monk. He lives in Saint Louis.