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People

  • Audio Academy

    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
  • Reporter /Host/ Producer

    Jenee 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,...

  • 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....

  • Producer

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

  • 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...