Meet 2020-2021 APSA Congressional Fellow Ashley Lisenby, NPR News Producer

Meet Ashley Lisenby, NPR News Producer

Ashley Lisenby is a journalist with print and public radio experience. She has reported on breaking news, politics and socio-economic disparities in Illinois, Missouri and Florida. She began working as a news producer at D.C. NPR station WAMU 88.5 in 2019.

Lisenby earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism at Boston University and a master’s degree in public affairs reporting at the University of Illinois-Springfield. She enjoys reading, writing and spending time outdoors with her husband and dog.

Lisenby was raised on the South Side of Chicago by her mother and grandmother. She owes every success to their efforts. Lisenby now lives in Virginia with her family.


The American Political Science Association (APSA) Congressional Fellowship Program is a highly selective, nonpartisan program devoted to expanding knowledge and awareness of Congress. Since 1953, it has brought select political scientists, journalists, federal employees, health specialists, and other professionals to Capitol Hill to experience Congress at work through fellowship placements on congressional staffs.