Radio Stories

To listen to a piece, click on the “play” button. I have linked back to the original website when possible.

KQED, San Francisco, June 2013 – Present

As an on-call reporter (formerly an intern), I contribute to the daily newscast, which can include short stories, or spots, and posts for the station’s news blog News Fix. Here is a small sampling of my spots.

Martin Luther King Junior Day 2014 in San Francisco (aired January 20th)




Batkid Mania Takes Over San Francisco (newscast spot, aired November 5th, 2013)




Prospect of Second BART Walkout Worries Small Business Owners





KALW, San Francisco, September 2012 – Present

I’m a reporter for KALW, a public radio station in San Francisco. I cover the station’s transportation beat, and I also contribute to Transportation Nation, a national reporting project. Here are some of the stories I have reported.

Finding a home on Hotel 22 (aired April 9th, 2014)

(A version of this story aired on the Marketplace Morning Report on April 15th)

Voices on the bus: the people who depend on AC Transit (aired January 27th, 2014)



Live interview on “The Takeaway” on San Francisco’s shuttle (aka “Google Bus”) regulations (aired January 22nd, 2014)



A Brief History of the Bay Area’s $6.4 Billion Bridge (aired September 3, 2013)



Sky Cowboys: The Men Who Built the New Bay Bridge (aired August 21, 2013)



Citizens Solve Bike Theft Crimes with Social Media (aired April 18, 2013)


Ostriches and Other Memories from 18 Years on the Golden Gate Bridge (aired April 2nd, 2013)



Fighting Leukemia and Racial Inequality at the Same Time (aired February 13, 2013)

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Peace and Quiet at the Mormon Temple (aired January 9, 2013)

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Taxi Alternative Uber Faces Legal Hurdles (aired December 12, 2012)




NPR, Culver City, January 2012 – May 2012

I was an intern for NPR’s National Desk during the spring of my senior year at UCLA. I was a reporter and producer for Intern Edition, NPR’s intern-run multimedia news project. Unfortunately, NPR no longer runs this program and the websites have been discontinued.

Everything Will Be Okay: One Family’s Struggle with PTSD (this piece was featured in Intern Edition’s mulitmedia premiere show)

>> The story of a father’s battle with post-traumatic stress disorder and his incredible daughter’s determination to save him.






More Than A Team: Lacrosse in Downey, CA

>>A profile of a lacrosse team in a city east of L.A., where not many people know what the sport is. But playing on this team gives these kids a place to grow, a path to college, and a special kind of brotherhood.




KPCC, Pasadena, June 2011 – September 2011

I was a newsroom intern for KPCC the summer before my senior year at UCLA. This is my first story that ever aired. I pitched, reported, wrote, and produced it.

Operation Mend: Reconstructing Wounded Veterans (aired November 9th, 2011)

>> About a Operation Mend, a foundation that gives badly wounded veterans free reconstructive surgery. Many were disfigured by horrible burns, and had dozens surgeries to give them back their face. This story features two of the men from Operation Mend.