Kumari Media LLC ( October 2012- June 2013 & August 2015- present)
Editor: I See Change
ISeeChange is an environmental reporting network that blends crowdsourced observations with data and verification from scientists and journalists. As editor I track observations from the online posts we get from the public and assist our media partners in developing stories around those posts, offering editorial direction, possible sources and providing script editing where needed.
SoundVision Productions (July 1997-December 1998 & July 2006-June 2015)
Producer: Burn An Energy Journal
The documentary series looked at different aspects of our energy consumption and production tackling nuclear energy Post Fukushima, the search for oil and energy innovation. The nuclear hour “Particles: Nuclear Power After Fukushima”, won a AAAS Kavli Science Journalism award which includes stories I produced and reported. In 2015 I helped produce an Energy Earth Day special carried by more than 250 public radio stations. “The Prieto Battery” revisits a 2012 story that Chadwick and I did on chemist Amy Prieto as she works to bring a new kind of battery to market.
Senior Producer: The Really Big Questions
The Really Big Questions is a series of four one-hour programs hosted by NPR’s Lynn Neary. The shows consider the intersection of empirical science and the humanities and what that conversation can tell us about who we are and what we value. Among the programs I developed are programs on the nature of emotions, how we face our mortality, and the mystery of consciousness. (February 2008-June 2009)
Managing Editor: The DNA Files III
I managed five one-hour public radio documentaries on genetics, distributed by National Public Radio October 2007.Duties included supervising a team of producers, editors and a technical director; story development, creation and oversight of production schedule and budget and editorial responsibility of all program, promotion and web elements. (July 2006- October 2007)
Managing Editor: The DNA Files I
I managed nine one-hour public radio documentaries on genetics, distributed by National Public Radio November 1998 . Duties included supervising an editorial team of five producers and four editors, production manager and technical director, story development, creation and oversight of production schedule and budget, and editorial review of all program elements. (July 1997-June 1999)
National Public Radio (August 1984-July 2006)
Editor-Arts Desk, News Division
Part of a ten-person reporter-editor unit that produced stories for Morning Edition, All Things Considered and the weekend news programs. Duties included tracking, assigning and editing news and feature stories related to movies, books, art, and media. Stories included runaway film production, new trends in Latin American literature, breaking news on Michael Jackson’s arrest, and changes in the animation industry. Occasionally acted as field producer or reporter. (1999-2006).
Producer-Trainer, Diversity Initiative, National Desk News Training Unit
Taught early career journalists story development, writing and production. Responsibilities included program promotion, curriculum development, and on-site work with each reporter to develop and produce stories for local and national air. (1992-1994).
Producer, The Class of 2000; The Prejudice Puzzle
This series was part of a The Specials Project, a documentary unit that produced 13 stories on children and prejudice in 1990. Responsibilities included preparing the series budget, researching and assigning stories, field producing stories in Alaska, New Mexico and Washington, and editing reporters. (1989-1990).
Freelance Feature Reporter, National Public Radio
Supplemented NPR’s San Francisco and Los Angeles bureau coverage with feature reporting. Stories included reports on a theater troupe that visits migrant worker camps, transracial adoption in San Francisco and a Los Angeles photography project (1988-1992).
Producer, Weekend Edition Sunday
Responsible for the daily organization of the show, assigned and supervised production staff, resolved programming problems, wrote and edited a segment of the show each week, and directed the weekly taping. (1987-1988).
Associate Producer/Director, Morning Edition
Began overnight as a production assistant packaging the show for air. Wrote billboards, rewrote wire copy and host introductions. Trimmed stories to time for segments. Advanced to directing newscasts, then directing daily program and producing host pieces. (1984-1987).
Soundprint Media Center (May 1995-1997)
Solicited, scheduled and edited Soundprint’s weekly half-hour radio documentary series. Duties included story development, reporter assignment, and editorial oversight of series. (March 1997-Aug. 1997)
Reported, wrote and produced half hour radio documentaries for award winning weekly documentary program. Programs have included Deadly Evolution: the Virulence of Viruses and Speak Easy, Speak Not: the Debate over Cochlear Implants and Bitten By the Bone Bug, a story about dinosaurs and the arguments about their existence. (1995-1997)
Freelance-Consultant (1989-Present Day)
Newsroom Training Consultant/Fill In Editor: Colorado Public Radio
At the direction of Colorado Public Radio’s news director, edited and created training plans for staff. The goal was to strengthen overall reporting skills in the newsroom. (1996-2000).
Teach one, two and three-day workshops on radio journalism and production for public radio news departments and at journalism workshops and conferences. ( 1989-present)