I’ve worked full-time in radio and podcasting since 2008 as a producer, editor, engineer, mixer, composer, and music supervisor.
I hang my hat at KCRW (Santa Monica, CA), where I’m the Senior Producer in the Music Department. I’m responsible for music-related special projects, broadcast and podcast initiatives, and whatever else I cook up with Anne Litt, our Program Director for Music.
From April 2020 to December 2021, I produced a weekly series, Private Playlist, where I interviewed my favorite local musicians about the music that’s moving them in the here and now. It ran as part of KCRW’s Morning Edition lineup on Fridays.
I was the founding producer of Lost Notes, a documentary music series which ran for three seasons (2017-2020). Lost Notes was named the best podcast of 2019 by Vulture, and ranked on other year-end lists from Stereogum, The Verge, IndieWire, L.A. Review of Books/Podcast Review, CBC Radio, and uDiscover. It subsequently won a Director’s Choice Award from the 2021 Third Coast/Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition.
In 2021, I developed and co-produced another music documentary series, Bent By Nature, about KCRW DJ Deirdre O’Donoghue. It was named #8 in The Atlantic‘s 50 Best Podcasts of 2021; #2 in Time Out’s Best Podcasts About Music; and included on Audible‘s 20 of the Best Music Podcasts to Play on Repeat. It was also featured by Vulture, The Guardian, BBC, and FLOOD Magazine, among others.
Previously, I was a Contributing Editor for The Organist, a podcast co-produced by KCRW and The Believer magazine, and an erstwhile editor/producer for UnFictional, KCRW’s documentary series. My piece for UnFictional, “The Ghosts of Fire Island“, won First Place (Large Newsroom Documentary category) at the 2014 Public Radio News Directors awards, and Second Place (Radio Documentary) at the 2014 L.A. Press Club awards.
I served as Music Supervisor for Strangers from 2012-2014, and as an interim manager of the Independent Producer Project, which provides indie and freelance contributors with development, production, and editorial tools to bring their stories to KCRW’s listeners.
Other clientele has included:
- The Getty Museum (Los Angeles) – Winner, 2020 Webby Award
- This American Life
- Endeavor (WME)
- New Yorker Radio Hour (WNYC)
- TED Radio Hour (NPR)
- Sound That Brands
- PBS Masterpiece Studio (WGBH)
- 99% Invisible
- Table Manners with Jessie Ware (Cup & Nuzzle/UK)
- Closer Than They Appear with Carvell Wallace (Al Jazeera/Jetty)
- Latino USA
- Pop Up Magazine
- National Endowment for the Arts
- Studio 360 (WNYC)
- USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
…and many more.
In a former life, I was the Senior Radio Producer for L.A. Theatre Works, where I worked with an incredible array of playwrights to adapt their original stage plays to the audio medium, including Neil LaBute, David Auburn, Kenneth Lonergan, Moisés Kaufman, Charles Busch, Stephen Adly Guirgis, Michael Hollinger, and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. In addition, I produced over 100 interviews and features which illuminated the real-world issues beneath the plays, including interviews with paleontologists, reproductive ethicists, neuroscientists, religious scholars, ghost-hunters, mapmakers, and more. I continue to pitch in there from time to time as a Consulting Producer.
And, of course, I keep one foot in the experimental/radio art world, with commissions, live performances, and broadcast compositions for Earlid (USA), Radio Revolten (Halle, Germany), Museo Reina Sofía (Madrid), Tritriangle (Chicago), Radius (Chicago), framework radio (Estonia), SNYK (Copenhagen), and DUBBELRADIO (Farsta, Sweden).
I’m always happy to discuss new projects and possibilities. Please drop me a note if you have something exciting to share! [Please note that as of 1 January 2021, I am no longer fielding inquiries concerning tape syncs or lower-level production/field work. Feel free to consult the AIR Talent Directory!]