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. 

Kincaid Fire Interviews, anchoring, 10/24/19 — I was filling in as morning anchor on the morning of the Kincaid fire. We busted out some of NPR newscasts at the top of the hour to fit in more local content and live interviews from the evacuation zone.

Kincaid Malfunction, 2way, 10/25/19 — I hosted this live interview during the local segment of Morning Edition.

Newscasts, anchoring, 10/28/19 and 10/30/19 — Again, two short local newscasts from KQED’s Kincaid Fire coverage. I like the celebratory sound in the second ‘cast.

The California Report, anchoring, 8/27/19 — The California Report is a statewide newscast for public radio stations across the state. I like how the tops of these two shows turned out: the first with a number (57!) and the second with some nice sound. We produce two ‘casts per morning and often repeat the feature or interview.

Supervised Injection Demo, 2way, 8/26/18 — I was interviewed by the afternoon host about the reporting I did earlier that day.

Vaccine Study, spot, 12/23/19 — At first, I didn’t want to do this story because I didn’t understand why it was news. But I take pride in being able to make sense of health and medicine stories for listeners.

Nematodes, superspot, 11/12/19 — Another science nerd story. Maybe I was showing off a bit by pitching a story from one of the most remote and uninhabitable parts of the state.

Indie flicks, lemonade stands and record-breaking Rosies for KNTV

I’m still pushing myself to edit more creatively for mobile and social. It’s challenging because the station doesn’t have a style guide or templates. I’m also using Grass Valley’s Edius, which isn’t built for this kind of thing. And these stories get done in between breaking news, VOSOTs and cutting “social video.” Basically, I’m making it up as I go along.

This one, Lemonade Stand, has 47 titles. I counted. It was the 6pm kicker on KNTV and got picked up by KNBC too.

I shot this story about the new movie Kicks in the morning and filed it that afternoon. Keep an eye out for Justin Tipping…

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What bunnies do in Springtime

Just in time for Easter, I shot and edited this package about a big bunny. It got lots of eyeballs online and on social. Definitely watch to the end!

I’m experimenting with formatting text on the screen while also learning Edius. It was so fast and effortless with Final Cut — all muscle memory. Think about an edit, fingers fly, and it happens on the screen… The switch has slowed me down a bit. My goal is to be “bilingual” with editing software, maybe trilingual. But I still think Edius is clunky compared to FCP or Premiere.

How big was the bunny? This big:

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