More Recent Radio Work

Here’s another long overdue post with my latest. Most of this got done from my bedroom closet-studio. Two 2-ways on Rolling Blackouts Michael Wara 8/15/20 — I’m proud of this one because it was all mine. I was solo on a weekend the morning after the rolling-blackouts so I had to book, edit, produce, and […]

We won a regional Murrow!

Our coverage of the Kincade Fire won in the Breaking News category. It was my week on-air in the mornings so I played a big part in it. That’s me hosting under Region 2/Large Market. I also helped explain how the fire started and celebrated the evacuees’ return. Mad credit to the reporters who contributed […]

Recent Radio Work

Here’s a long overdue post with my latest work in audio, mostly for KQED.  Orinda Shooting, live field reporting, 11/1/19 — I went live a lot that morning, starting at 5:30am. Here are some select hits: for The California Report statewide segment, for the local newscast on the hour, and on KQED’s call-in show, Forum.  […]

Still busy on breaking news… Port Labor and Measles

Don’t you love it when the news shifts right under your feet? That’s what happened when the ports followed through on their lockout threats this weekend. I had already moved on to my second shoot of the day, but had to re-do my first package. Oh well, at least we have a ton of great […]

Straight Outta Compton: Suge Knight arrested

Soon after Suge Knight was involved in a fatal hit-and-run, I found myself hanging on a corner in Compton. I did double duty for both wire and video and earned the byline. This despite the fact that my hip-hop generation membership card expired soon after the release of Missy Elliot’s second album.

Santa Barbara town in shock after mass shooting

Usually on breaking stories, especially ones about death and destruction, I concentrate on feeding video to producers in DC where my colleagues package it or feed it out to clients. I often don’t have time to voice a package, much less shoot a standup, because they want more, more, better, now! For this story, I filed […]

Yes, I do stand-ups.

AP’s video products didn’t require stand-ups, so I only did them when a package deserved it – and when I could shoot solo without risking my gear or my dignity. Back in school, I interned at KTVU-Ch. 2 in its heyday, made an audition reel, anchored our student newsmagazine without a teleprompter, and channelled Leslie Stahl to report on the search […]