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 and live audio stream — can be found at KQED.org, which is one of the most popular public media websites.
Michael has 18 years of broadcast media experience, with eight 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.
Also on KQED.org this week ...
The Most Important New California Laws of 2015
More than 900 new laws are hitting the books in 2015. Here's our annual list of the most important and/or interesting, as picked by KQED news, science, health, and politics and government editors.
"Boomtown" History of the San Francisco Bay Area
KQED's "Boomtown" series will seek to identify what is happening in real time in the current boom, and also draw out the causes and possible solutions to the conflicts and pressures between the old and the new.