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

    Hi! My name is Andrew Garcia (He/Him) and I am pursing a career in public radio as a audio producer/journalist.

    I got my start in college radio at Sac State and spent the first part of my professional life helping to run the station. I...

  • 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

  • KALW Audio Academy Fellow

    Carla Esteves is a 2020-2021 Audio Academy Fellow with KALW. Her reporting interests include environmental justice, housing insecurity, climate change, business and economy. 

    Previously, Carla worked at KQED Public Media managing...

  • 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....

  • Audio Academy Fellow

    David Exumé (he/him/his) is a 2020-2021 Audio Academy Fellow.  His reporting interests include music history, immigration, community organizing, and urban planning.  He's previously worked at KCRW in Santa Monica and WPRB in Princeton.

  • 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
  • KALW Audio Academy Fellow '21

    Liza Ramrayka is a freelance social justice journalist based in San Francisco and originally from England.

    Her storytelling explores aspects of — and solutions to — social exclusion experienced by marginalized communities, such as...

  • 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...

  • Audio Academy Fellow

    (he/him/his) I’m a second-generation Berkeley native. I feel lucky to have grown up in an area with a rich non-commercial and alternative radio scene.  As a kid I hid a transistor radio below my pillow, exploring across the dial, long after...

  • 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 and Health Coverage Manager

    Sonia Narang managed KALW's elections coverage, and is heading up the station's Health & Equity reporting project.

    Sonia's multimedia stories from her home state of California and around the world also appear on PRI's The World, NPR...

  • 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...