Kelly McEvers on the risks and rewards of reporting | KALW

Kelly McEvers on the risks and rewards of reporting

Feb 21, 2017

If you listen to KALW before Crosscurrents, chances are you’ve heard our next interviewee co-hosting All Things Considered. Kelly McEvers has had a well-traveled career in journalism — she’s reported stories from Beirut to Baghdad, and won multiple awards for her coverage of the Syrian conflict.

MCEVERS: In some ways, the people who are closest to you are the hardest to report on.

She’s not done reporting yet: These days, McEvers has been hosting and producing NPR’s investigative podcast Embedded, soon to launch it’s second season. KALW’s Ninna Gaensler-Debs spoke to her about her career as a radio journalist, and what it means to become truly ‘embedded’ in a community.