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|KQED Public Radio announces Rachael Myrow as new host of The California Report|
San Francisco, May 23, 2007 -- The California Report, KQED's award-winning statewide radio news program, has named Rachael Myrow its new permanent morning news host, replacing Dan Drayer. Myrow will begin hosting the program on Monday, June 25, 2007.
"We're thrilled to welcome Rachael Myrow to The California Report team as our new weekday anchor. With her experience in public radio news and history with The California Report, we know Rachael will be a valuable addition to KQED's statewide news service," said Jo Anne Wallace, vice president and general manager of KQED Public Radio.
Since 2000, she has been a reporter at KPCC-FM in Pasadena, reporting on energy, public health, California's ports and port security, religion, and sports. From KPCC, she has frequently filed stories from southern California for The California Report. Myrow is the recipient of numerous awards for her broadcast journalism, including eleven RTNDA Golden Mikes, three Los Angeles Press Club Awards, and two Radio-Television News Directors Association National Unity Awards.
From 1996 to 2000, Myrow worked as a producer, reporter, and host for Marketplace in Los Angeles, where she focused especially on technology and entertainment. She served as a fill-in host for both the Marketplace Morning Report and for the flagship Marketplace afternoon program.
KQED Public Radio, in collaboration with public radio stations throughout California, launched The California Report on October 2, 1995. Distributed by satellite from the KQED Public Radio studios in San Francisco, The California Report provides daily coverage of issues, trends, and public policy decisions affecting the state and its diverse population. It is carried by more than 30 public radio stations from Arcata to San Diego. Many local station reporters are regular contributors to the program.
The show's reporters and producers bring the voices of many communities to the air, including those of immigrants, farmers, laborers and teachers, while also conveying the rich sounds of life and culture in a state that is home to both the high-tech and entertainment industries.
The daily nine-minute morning edition of The California Report airs on KQED 88.5FM Monday through Friday at 6:50am and 8:50am. The Friday afternoon edition is a half-hour magazine, airing at 4:30pm, 6:30pm and 11:00pm. Hosted by Scott Shafer, the magazine brings listeners an in-depth analysis of the week's top news stories, sound-rich radio excursions and commentaries from voices around the state. The program is streamed live or can be downloaded from its website, www.kqed.org/tcr.
Funding for The California Report is provided by The California Healthcare Foundation, The California Endowment, The Walter S. Johnson Foundation, TIAA-CREF, The James Irvine Foundation, and Mellon Human Resources & Investor Solutions, as well as the members of KQED.
About KQED Public Radio
KQED Public Radio (www.kqed.org/radio) is a service of Northern California Public Broadcasting, Inc. (NCPB). KQED Public Radio, home of Forum with Michael Krasny, Pacific Time, and The California Report, is the most-listened-to public radio station in the nation with an award-winning news and public affairs program service. Listen on 88.5 FM or Comcast channel 960 in San Francisco, KQEI 89.3 FM in Sacramento, 88.3 FM in Santa Rosa and 88.1 FM in Martinez. KQED Public Radio 88.5 FM and 89.3 FM also broadcast in analog and HD Radio technology. Stream programs live and download archives and audio podcasts at www.kqed.org, featuring unique content on one of the most-visited station sites in public broadcasting.
Northern California Public Broadcasting, Inc. (NCPB) (www.ncpb.com) is the most-watched public television and most-listened-to public radio broadcaster in the country. NCPB owns and operates public television stations KQED 9 (San Francisco), KTEH 54 (San Jose), and KCAH 25 (Watsonville/Monterey); public radio stations KQED 88.5FM (San Francisco) and KQEI 89.3FM (Sacramento); KQED's Education Network (EdNet); and the Interactive platforms KQED.org and KTEH.org. Audiences and users can also access NCPB content through: digital television channels KQED HD, KQED Encore, KQED World, KQED Life, KQED Kids, and KQED PBS Kids Sprout; and stream or download available content on www.kqed.org.