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The Bay Votes 2020 — KALW's Live Election Night Coverage

On November 3, 2020, when polls closed on the West Coast at 8pm, KALW Elections Coverage Manager Sonia Narang and News Director Ben Trefny hosted three hours of live conversation, interspersed with national reports and analysis.

During that time, the team was joined by 20 guest speakers. They included journalists from El Tecolote, Hoodline, Richmond Confidential, SF Bay View, and The Oaklandside. Community leaders from around the Bay Area with whom KALW worked on voter information and engagement for several months took part in the conversation. And nearly a dozen KALW reporters and editors shared insights into ballot measures, propositions, and unfolding storylines as well.
Click the above link to hear the coverage.

Ben joined KALW in 2004. As Executive News Editor and then News Director, he helped the news department win numerous regional and national awards for long- and short-form journalism. He also helped teach hundreds of audio producers, many of whom work with him at KALW, today.
Sonia Narang is the editor and project manager for KALW's Health & Equity series. Before that, she managed elections coverage for the station. Over the past decade, Sonia reported social justice stories from her home state of California and around the globe for PRI's The World radio program, NPR News, The Washington Post's The Lily, and more.