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Thursday, August 14 • 10:00am - 10:50am
Pitching to the public radio network

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Want to get your stories on public radio? Find out from these network editors how best to pitch, craft and get your stories on air nationally.


Niala Boodhoo

Host, The Afternoon Shift, Chicago Public Media
(@nialaboodhoo) Niala Boodhoo hosts The Afternoon Shift on WBEZ, a local, daily news, information and talk show for Chicago Public Media. Previously, she was the station’s business reporter, as well as part of the multi-station Changing Gears project that documented the economic transformation of the industrial Midwest. Prior to joining WBEZ, Niala was a reporter with The Miami Herald.


Katie Davis

Independent Producer, Washington, DC
Katie Davis an independent producer working on various projects. She was senior producer for the national show, The Story and before that reported and created the independent series for NPR’s “All Things Considered,” called Neighborhood Stories. She was on staff at NPR for 15 years as a producer and host. She also is an editor for AIR, an international network of 1,000 radio journalists and documentarians... Read More →

Jed Kim

Reporter, Southern California Public Radio
(@JedSkim) Jed Kim is a reporter for Southern California Public Radio in Los Angeles. He freelanced his way into the gig, but it took a long time. Along the way, he worked several jobs in public radio: WNYC producer, podcast editor and fill-in reporter. He has also been an intern (unpaid most often) too many times to recall. His work has been featured on NPR, Marketplace and Monocle. He now covers the environment for KPCC.

Vickie Walton-James

Deputy National Editor, NPR
(@vicwj) Vickie Walton-James is acting national editor for NPR News. She has been a national desk supervisor at NPR for nearly six years, most of that time as deputy national editor, overseeing coverage of the eastern half of the United States. She joined NPR in 2008. Prior to NPR, she was a top manager for Tribune Publishing in Washington.

Thursday August 14, 2014 10:00am - 10:50am
Meeting Room 2, Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown 999 Ninth St. NW, Washington, DC, 20001

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