People | KALW


  • Audio Academy Alumni

    Alexis Luna-Torres was born and raised in the city of Richmond. She double majored in Journalism and Cultural Communications at New York University. She has worked for...

  • Audio Academy 2021 Fellow

    Annelise was born and raised in the East Bay and has a background in oral history and urban studies. For the last four and half years, she's worked as a criminal defense investigator at a public defenders office in the Bronx, New York and at an...

  • Reporter
  • News Director

    Ben handles daily operations in the news department, overseeing the editorial and sound engineering teams, delivering daily newscasts, producing the nightly news and culture show

  • Managing Editor, Crosscurrents

    David Boyer is the managing editor of KALW News. He is also the producer/host of the Murrow Award winning podcast THE INTERSECTION, which looks at our changing cities, one street corner at a time....

  • News Reporter/Host


    Hana Baba is the host of "Crosscurrents"- the award-winning daily newsmagazine on KALW.


    She reports on immigrants and communities of color, health, education, race, identity, culture, religion, and arts. Her work also...

  • Justice Reporter
  • Radio Reporting Fellow

    Imran Ali Malik is a fellow in KALW's Audio Academy class of 2020. His reporting interests are design, economy, and telling stories of invisible structures and forgotten histories.

    Imran is the host and creator of

  • Managing Editor, Crosscurrents/KALW News

    Jen Chien is Managing Editor for Crosscurrents and KALW News. She has been a contributor to All Things Considered, Radio Netherlands Worldwide, BBC/PRI’s The World, Making Contact, SF Public Press, East Bay Express, New America Media, and KPFA...

  • Reporter /Host/ Producer

    Jeneé Darden is an award-winning journalist, author, public speaker and proud Oakland native. She hosts the weekly arts segment Sights & Sounds and covers East Oakland for KALW. Jenee has reported for NPR, Marketplace,...

  • Producer

    Joshua Sirotiak is a native of Chicago and Cleveland who moved to San Francisco in 2001. He's a working tuba player, a father, and a self-proclaimed nerd who’s worked as a line cook, general contractor’s apprentice, substitute teacher, camp...

  • Producer

    Julia Llinas Goodman is a freelance writer and journalist based in Berkeley. Their reporting interests include the uses and policing of public space, underground communities and solidarity economies, and other topics related to human movement,...

  • Reporter
  • Reporter, Editor, Host

    Leila Day is a Senior Producer at Pineapple Street Media and is the Executive Producer and co-host of The Stoop Podcast, stories about the black diaspora. Her work has been featured on NPR, 99% Invisible, the BBC as well as other outlets....

  • News editor
  • Reporter / Editor
  • Host & Producer, Liner Notes

    Max Jacobs hosts and produces Liner Notes, the weekly music and interview program that explores and celebrates the inspirations behind some of today's most dynamic musicians.

  • Reporter
  • Reporter

    Noor Bouzidi is an intern with KALW. Her reporting interests are housing insecurity, immigration, economy,  and all issues around systemic poverty in California.

    In the past, Noor interned with KCRW, writing and producing for their...

  • Producer

    Porfirio Rangel was a fellow in the Audio Academy class of 2019.

  • Producer/Reporter

    Precious has lived in and loved the Bay Area since 2012 when she moved from Atlanta, Georgia.  Her reporting interests include the politics of race and gender and pop culture as a reflection of our changing cultural landscape. Prior to joining...

  • Associate News Producer

    Sarah Lai Stirland is a freelance journalist and editor living in the South Bay. Her reporting background is in technology, science writing, law and policy. For the past few years, she's written about issues related to aging.

    She has a...

  • Production Manager, Crosscurrents

    Shereen is the production manager for KALW's evening news and culture show, Crosscurrents. She coordinates between the show's host, engineers, and reporters to get every story on the air. She...

  • Elections Coverage Manager

    Sonia Narang is managing KALW's coverage of the 2020 elections in the Bay Area.

  • Immigration reporter

    Teresa Cotsirilos is a reporter at KALW, where she covers labor rights and public health in the Bay Area’s immigrant communities. A recipient of the IWMF Adelante Fellowship and the Center for Health Journalism's National Fellowship, she is...

  • Membership Manager
  • Producer

    Victor Tence is a graduate of City College of San Francisco's journalism program.

    After spending 6 years cooking in bay area kitchens he is passionate about covering the local hospitality, food and agriculture industry, as a way to...