People | KALW


  • 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

  • Operations Manager

    Bill Helgeson is KALW's Operations Manager.

  • Announcer, Arts & Cultural Host

    David Latulippe is host of Open Air, KALW's weekly radio magazine of the performing arts, as well as for Explorations in Music, and the Berkeley Symphony broadcasts....

  • Producer

    Eli leads KALW's program Uncuffed, where inmates at San Quentin and Solano State Prison record and edit interviews on the inside.

    Eli learned how to make radio in KALW's Audio Academy, graduating in 2016. He became KALW's transportation...

  • Board Op/Announcer; Producer, Explorations in Music

    Eric Wayne has been in the broadcast world for over 26 years.  He is an award-winning producer in both short news features and long form radio documentaries.  He was the Technical Producer of New America Now and was involved in the...

  • Sound engineer
  • 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
  • Sound engineer
  • 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,...

  • Board Op/Announcer; Producer and Co-Host, Folk Music & Beyond

    JoAnn Mar is a veteran radio announcer, producer and host of Folk Music & Beyond, heard every Saturday from 3 to 5 pm.  In her spare time, she is a radio documentary producer/journalist. Her...

  • Reporter
  • News editor
  • Senior Producer, Your Call

    Malihe Razazan is the senior producer of KALW's daily call-in program, Your Call.

  • Reporter / Editor
  • Host, Your Call

    Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular Friday media roundtable guest in 2001. 

    In 2005, Rose took a six-month road trip through the so-called 'red states' to find out why people vote the way they do ...

  • 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...

  • Program Manager

    Shipra has worked in broadcasting for many years, getting her start working as a production assistant at ABC-7 News in San Franciso and working as a segment producer for Current TV. She started working at KALW in 2015. Shipra was born in San...

  • Immigration reporter

    Teresa previously worked as a reporter and host at KYUK, where she covered criminal justice, climate change and public health. Her work has appeared at the New York Times, Weekend Edition, The California Report, Alaska News Nightly and other...

  • General Manager

    Tina Pamintuan got her start in radio as a college DJ working the early morning shift, and came to journalism through an internship at National Public Radio (NPR). Over the...

  • Membership coordinator