Script Editor//Producer/Copy Editor 7/16-present
KALW Radio, San Francisco, CA
-Help reporters at all skill levels conceive, report, and write sound-rich radio stories on bay area news and culture.
-Teach radio production classes at San Quentin and Solano state prisons.
-Fill-in producer for Your Call, daily public affairs program. Book guests, prepare host questions, etc.
-Copyedit daily web versions of locally produced stories for Cross Currents.
-Attend and contribute to weekly news-team editorial meetings.
KQED Radio, San Francisco, CA 10/10-present
-Report and produce spot news and features for KQED News and The California Report.
-Live on-scene reports and on-air briefings from breaking news events.
-Includes both quick-turnaround and in depth reporting.
National Radio Project, Oakland, CA
-Write, edit, produce, and host weekly half-hour public affairs radio show, airing on 130 stations in US & overseas.
-Conduct field recordings and in-studio interviews. Produce short and long-form documentaries.
-Plan show topics and schedules. Supervise interns and volunteers.
-Awarded 1st place in 2010 & 2012 for explanatory Journalism from the Northern California Society of Professional Journalists, and received awards from the National Council on Crime and Delinquency in 2009 and 2011
Senior News Reporter/Anchor 2/04-8/06
-Produced 1 or more news stories 5 days a week, covering local, regional, national and international news, activism, politics, etc. Anchored evening news 3-5 times weekly. Produced and anchored morning news headlines.
-Served as substitute for News Director and Assistant News Director, producing hour long evening newscast, hosting public affairs talk shows, and responsible for 4 hour mid-day block of programs, station announcements, etc.
-Ongoing training and daily supervision of several dozen news volunteers & interns in audio production, interviewing, writing, field & in-studio reporting. Organized monthly news team meetings/workshops.
-Served on hiring committee for volunteer coordinator position. Attended and participated in staff meetings
-On air fundraising 5+ hours/day for 17-20 days annually.
-Awarded 1st place in 2006 National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association competition; three awards from Mid Florida Society of Professional Journalists-2004.
-Stories aired nationally on Latino USA, Making Contact, Free Speech Radio News, Independent Native News,
Correspondent/Trainer/Substitute Anchor & Headlines Producer 8/01-10/13
Free Speech Radio News (FSRN)
-Filed news stories and documentaries from United States, Iceland, Jordan, Mexico, Spain.
-Conducted news reporting training sessions in USA, Mexico, Bolivia, Algeria, Spain.
-Occasionally serve as fill-in program host, headlines editor or producer. For special 2003 headlines project, coordinated, produced and anchored two daily 5-minute programs, working with a global team.
-Member of FSRN Steering committee. (2003-2012) Elected member of FSRN contract negotiations team
Youth Advocate 8/03-2/04
KBOO Radio, Portland, OR
-Recruited, Supervised, Trained and Advised members of KBOOÕs Youth Collective.
-Assisted in production of The Underground, youth public affairs show.
-Coordinated and conducted trainings in digital editing, field recording, interviewing, story writing, reporting.
-Helped establish new program showcasing music by local youth.
-Presentations and other outreach for station, establishing partnerships with schools and community groups.
Volunteer Reporter/Anchor/Producer/Trainer 1/01-2/04
-Awarded Society of Professional Journalists 2nd place prize for Spot News Reporting-Northwest region-2001
-Partial scholarship winner to Narco News School of Authentic Journalism-February 2003, Mexico.
-Trained volunteers and interns in digital audio production, interviewing, field reporting, and in studio reporting.
-Founding member of Sudden Radio Project: Monthly Radio Theatre Show.
-Hosted public affairs shows; Wrote and produced promotional announcements for programs and events.
Other Production Experience
-Filed reports for NPR, Marketplace, Latino USA, PRIÕs The World, Living on Earth, Studio 360, On the Media, Radio France International, Swiss Radio, Radio Netherlands, Weekend America, Snap Judgment, Life of the Law, The Pulse, and others.
-Produce audio slide shows for Climate One, for live viewing and podcast
-Membership Committee member at The Media Consortium
-AM News Producer fill-in at KPFA radio in Berkeley, CA, 2009-2010
-Conducted audio field interviews for Creature Comforts, CBS TV series. 2006
-Tapesynchs and field recording for BBC, NPR, New York Times, Marketplace, and numerous other programs
-Produced 15-part immersive podcast for the National Street Service
Other Training Experience
-Radio production, digital editing, radio program planning training in Reesheh, Jordan.
-Trained youth in radio production at National Federation of Community Broadcasters Conference 2004, 2005 (working for Radio and Television News Directors Foundation). Presenter at 2013 NFCB.
-Professor of radio class at Narco News School of Authentic Journalism. August 2004, Bolivia.
Print Journalism 2004-present
-Articles published in: St Petersburg Times, In These Times, Ode, The Progressive, San Francisco Public Press, Clamor, East Bay Express, Inter Press Service, E! Magazine, Creative Loafing, The Santa Fe New Mexican, Egypt Today, The New Standard News, Race, Poverty and the Environment, California Lawyer Magazine, Earth Island Journal, Truthout
Mickey Leland Hunger Fellow 3/00-8/00
US Department of Agriculture-Community Food Security Initiative/Congressional Hunger Center, Washington DC
-Wrote and co-wrote materials for publication and USDA website.
-Planned and facilitated several daylong seminars for Congressional Hunger Center.
-Facilitated cooperation between national and local non-profits, government agencies, farmers, and others.
Membership committee member, The Media Consortium, 2011-2016
Homeless Shelter Manager, Goose Hollow Family Shelter, Portland, OR. 12/01-2/04
Disk Jockey, WCBN Radio, Ann Arbor, Free form, Hip-Hop and Jazz programs. 1998-1999
Founding Member of The Session: On campus spoken-word poetry group. 1996-1999
Volunteer, Adrian Correctional Institutions. Planned and participated in debate sessions with prisoners. 1/99-5/99
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI Bachelor of General Studies 5/99. Awarded honors for 1998.
University of New South Wales, Sydney Australia. Study abroad program 1997-1998.
Don Quijote, Granada, Spain. Spanish Language Institute 12/06-3/07