Gilman Halsted

Gil Halsted is a reporter for the Wisconson Public Radio network based in Madison. He writes and produces news stories and features for the daily state newscasts and fills in as a newscaster when the regular anchors are on vacation.

Gil began his career in journalism late in life. He spent four years as a social worker, first in Bangladesh, and then in Washington, D.C. He taught English as a second language in Washington, D.C. and as a Fulbright lecturer in India and Wisconsin before landing his first job as a public radio reporter in Kenosha, Wisconsin in 1988. He worked for three years as the news director at a community college station in Panama City, Florida, and then for six years as a Wisconsin Public Radio regional bureau reporter in Wausau. He has been working in Madison since the summer of 2000.

Gil has won awards from the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Milwaukee Press Club and the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association. Gil also won the regional Edward R. Murrow award from the Radio and Television News Directors Association for coverage of the Perrier groundwater conflict.