KALW Radio, San Francisco, CA --- and San Quentin & Solano prisons
-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.
-Help reporters at all skill levels conceive, report, and write sound-rich radio stories on bay area news and culture.
-Copyedit daily web versions of locally produced stories for Cross Currents.
-Attend and contribute to weekly news-team editorial meetings.
Climate One at the Commonwealth Club, San Francisco, CA 12/16-Present
- Produce audio slide shows for live viewing and podcast
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.
Wondery -- American Scandal 11/18-3/19
-Edited scripts for multi-part podcast series on historical events: Iran-Contra, Exxon Valdez, Hare Krishnas.
Other Audio Production Work
-Editor for Decarcerated Podcast. 4/19-Present
-Produced 15-part immersive podcast for the National Street Service, a project of Gehl and FordÕs Greenfield Labs
-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, Free Speech Radio News, Independent Native News, and others
-AM News Producer/Anchor 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
PRIOR JOB EXPERIENCE
Making Contact -- National Radio Project, Oakland, CA
-Wrote, edited, produced, and hosted weekly half-hour public affairs radio show/podcast, airing on 130 stations
-Conduct field recordings and in-studio interviews. Produce short and long-form documentaries.
-Plan show topics and schedules. Supervise interns and volunteers.
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.
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.
-Member of FSRN Steering committee. (2003-2012) Elected member of FSRN contract negotiations team
Youth Advocate/Volunteer Reporter/Anchor/Producer/Trainer 1/01-2/04
KBOO Radio, Portland, OR
-Recruited, supervised, trained and advised members of KBOOÕs Youth Collective in digital editing, field recording, interviewing, story writing, reporting.
-Helped produce The Underground, a youth public affairs show; and established a new local youth music show.
-Trained volunteers and interns in digital audio production, interviewing, field reporting, and in studio reporting
-Founding member of Sudden Radio Project: a monthly radio theatre show.
-Presentations and other outreach for station, establishing partnerships with schools and community groups.
-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.
-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, and elsewhere.
- Best Audio Prose, Missouri Review -2016 (editor & mentor)
-1st Place feature Storytelling, Northern California SPJ – 2014 (editor)
-1st place Explanatory Journalism, Northern California SPJ 2010 & 2012 (reporter)
-1st Place National Council on Crime and Delinquency PASS award -2009 & 2011 (reporter)
-1st place radio, National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association – 2006 (reporter)
-2nd place, Hurricane News, Mid Florida SPJ-2004 (reporter)
-Honorable Mention-General Reporting Mid Florida SPJ – 2004 (reporter)
-Partial scholarship Narco News School of Authentic Journalism in Mexico - 2003
-2nd place Spot News Reporting, Northwest region SPJ -2001 (reporter)
Membership committee member, The Media Consortium, 2011-2016
Homeless Shelter Manager, Goose Hollow Family Shelter, Portland, OR. 12/01-2/04
Mickey Leland Hunger Fellow, USDA//Congressional Hunger Center, Washington DC 3/00-8/00
Disk Jockey, WCBN Radio, Ann Arbor, MI. Free form, Hip-Hop and Jazz programs. 1998-1999
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