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  • News editor
  • Development Director

    Annette Bistrup is a scientist by training, having done her graduate work in Immunology at the University of California San Francisco. Following her thesis work there, she did a postdoctoral fellowship and then went on to work for several...

  • Announcer & Producer

    Since joining KALW in May 2012, Ashleyanne Krigbaum has worn many hats: afternoon announcer and host of KALW's presentation of NPR's All Things Considered, as well...

  • 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....

  • Reporter

    Eli covers transportation for Crosscurrents. He bikes, takes public transit, and doesn't own a car. He's lived in the East Bay since he was seven.

    Eli is also a producer and editor for KALW News. He leads KALW's program at Solano State...

  • 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/Producer, Sights & Sounds
  • Sound engineer
  • 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 / Producer
  • 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...

  • Digital editor
  • Reporter
  • News editor
  • Senior Producer, Your Call

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

  • Reporter / Editor
  • Reporter & Editor

    Ninna Gaensler-Debs is a reporter and editor for Crosscurrents. Since 2012, Ninna has worn a variety of hats at KALW - she was both a producer and event planner for Localore project Hear Here. Ninna also programmed and organized the ...

  • News 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 ...

  • 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...

  • Reporter/Producer

    Steven has been with KALW News since it’s beginnings in 2004. His history, art and public interest stories have won awards for Breaking News, Feature Writing and Explanatory Journalism. Some of his reports have aired nationally on NPR.

  • 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