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...

  • 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
  • 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
  • Imran Ali Malik is a fellow in KALW's Audio Academy class of 2020. His reporting interests revolve around the housing crisis in the Bay Area, looking for big picture trends and forgotten histories.

    Imran is also the host and creator of ...

  • 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
  • Producer

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

  • Producer/Reporter

    Precious is a 2020 Audio Academy fellow. 

    Her reporting interests include the politics of race and gender and pop culture as a reflection of our changing cultural landscape. Prior to joining KALW, Precious worked with a variety of...

  • 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...

  • Content Manager

    Shereen is the content 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...

  • 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...