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Michael Isip

Michael Isip

Senior Vice President and Chief Content Officer

Michael is the editor in chief for KQED and is responsible for the strategic implementation, planning and development of all content acquired, curated, produced or presented for KQED audiences. Michael oversees KQED's Content Division which includes television, radio, digital media, education, plus multimedia units News, Science, Arts and Bay Area Life.

KQED is one of the nation's most-watched public television stations. KQED owns and operates KQED 9 (San Francisco/Bay Area), KQED Plus (San Jose/Bay Area) and KQET 25 (Watsonville/Monterey), plus multicast channels KQED Life, KQED Kids, KQED World and KQED V-Me. Ongoing local television series include Check, Please! Bay Area, QUEST, KQED NEWSROOM, Truly CA, ImageMakers, Film School Shorts, and performances from the San Francisco Opera. KQED Public Radio is the most-listened-to public radio station in the nation with a news and public affairs program service found on 88.5 FM and Comcast channel 960 in San Francisco, 89.3 FM in Sacramento, 88.3 FM in Santa Rosa and 88.1 FM in Martinez. Ongoing local productions include Forum with Michael Krasny, The California Report and Perspectives. KQED produced content — on demand programs, video, audio podcasts, the live audio stream plus online original properties such as Art School, Bay Area Bites Mindshift, and NewsFix — can be found at, which is one of the most popular public media websites.

Michael has 19 years of broadcast media experience, with nine years in senior management. He is a Senior Fellow for the American Leadership Forum-Silicon Valley. Michael is also on the board of directors for Pacific Islanders in Communications and the PBS documentary series POV. Prior to coming to KQED, Michael was executive producer at KVIE Public Television in Sacramento. He started his career at WLS-TV, ABC in Chicago. Michael has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell University and a J.D. from DePaul College of Law.

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