I’ve worked full-time in radio since 2008 as a producer, editor, engineer, mixer, composer, and music supervisor.
I’m a staff producer at KCRW (Santa Monica, CA), where I’m Producer of Lost Notes, a music documentary series dedicated to “the greatest music stories never truly told.” I’m also a Contributing Editor for The Organist, a podcast co-produced by KCRW and The Believer magazine, and an occasional contributor/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. Previously, I served as Music Supervisor for KCRW’s Strangers from 2012-2014, and Manager of KCRW’s Independent Producer Project, which provides indie and freelance contributors with development, production, and editorial tools to bring their stories to KCRW’s listeners.
My freelance clientele includes This American Life, BBC, Endeavor, NBCUniversal, iHeartRadio, New Yorker Radio Hour (WNYC), TED Radio Hour (NPR), The Getty Museum (Los Angeles), PBS Masterpiece Studio (WGBH), 99% Invisible, FiveThirtyEight, Lean In, Motherly, Table Manners with Jessie Ware (Cup & Nuzzle/UK), Closer Than They Appear with Carvell Wallace (Al Jazeera/Jetty), Latino USA, Pop Up Magazine, Soho House Stories (Radio Wolfgang/UK), Slate.com, National Endowment for the Arts, Studio 360 (WNYC), USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, and many others.
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 Radio Revolten (Halle, Germany), Museo Reina Sofía (Madrid), 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!