Andrew Stelzer

2020 South 8th St · Philadelphia, PA 19148 · (646) 341-1554 · ·


Producer                                                                                                7/23-present

The Intercept                                                                                                

-Conceptualize and edit limited series podcast Collateral Damage, about innocent victims of the War on Drugs

Producer                                                                                                3/20-present

World Affairs

-Edit and produce weekly radio show and podcast On Shifting Ground

Editor/Producer/Prison Program Director                                                                7/16-6/23

KALW Radio, San Francisco, CA --- and San Quentin & Solano state prisons

-Teach radio production classes at San Quentin and Solano state prisons. Edit Uncuffed podcast.

-Direct Program at Solano State Prison. Supervise participants, navigate prison bureaucracy, shape direction of program and radio pieces. Help create radio DJ training program, and train first cohort of students.

-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; contribute to weekly news-team editorial meetings.


KQED Radio, San Francisco, CA                                                                        10/10-1/19

-Reported and produced spot news and features for KQED News and The California Report.

-Live on-scene reports and on-air briefings from breaking news events.

-Included both quick-turnaround and in depth reporting.

Other Audio Production Work

-Write and produce “podcases” and “quick studies” for Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. 2021-present

-Multimedia Producer for Climate One, producing audio slide shows for live viewing and podcast. 12/16-3/21

-Editor for Decarcerated Podcast.  4/19-4/20

-Script editor for Wondery's American Scandal, multi-part podcast series on historical events. 11/18-3/19

-Editor for a16z podcasts. 3/20-10/21

-Produced 15-part immersive podcast for the National Street Service, a project of Gehl and Ford’s Greenfield Labs 

-Filed reports for NPR, Marketplace, Latino USA, PRI’s 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



Producer                                                                                                1/08-3/16

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

WMNF Radio, Tampa, FL

-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.

-Training and supervision of news volunteers & interns. Organized monthly news team meetings/workshops.

-Served on hiring committee for volunteer coordinator position.

-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 KBOO’s 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.

PRINT JOURNALISM                                                                                

-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.


- 1st place How-to Explainer & DIY Video, Webby Awards 2023

- 1st Place Explanatory Journalism, Northern California SPJ – 2010, 2012 & 2021 (reporter)

- Grant recipient, National Geographic Emergency Journalists fund – 2020

- 1st place, Explanatory journalism Northern California SPJ – 2018 (editor)

- Best Audio Prose, Missouri Review -2016 (editor & mentor)

- 1st Place feature Storytelling, Northern California SPJ – 2014 (editor)

- 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

Language Skills

English-Native Speaker