Mladen Petkov is an Associate Producer at WTOP. He is also a professor in communication studies, a media scholar, and a DJ. Mladen’s career in radio journalism started in Bulgaria, his native country. Before joining WTOP, Mladen worked as a U.S. correspondent for Bulgarian National Radio and a producer for WXII 12 News in North Carolina and KCRG-TV9 in Iowa. Mladen lives in Alexandria with his husband and their daughter.