Sue Ellen McCann, Executive Producer
Sue Ellen McCann joined KQED in 1999 as an Executive Producer and is currently launching KQED's newest programming, the cross-content and cross-platform science, environment and nature program, QUEST. Sue Ellen is also the Executive Producer on KQED's Truly CA, a documentary series of eclectic stories about California, and numerous documentaries and programs at KQED that have been honored with a variety of awards, including several local Emmys and one national Emmy. She also was an Executive Producer on the 2004 Academy Award-nominated documentary, The Weather Underground. Other series that she has executive produced for KQED are Digital West, Springboard, Jacques Pépin Celebrates, Bay Window and This Week in Northern California.
From 2003 to 2005, Sue Ellen was the KQED Executive-in-Charge of the PBS series FRONTLINE/World. Prior to working at KQED, she was an independent producer working on PBS documentaries including Digital Divide: Fair Play and PBS FRONTLINE programs for the San Francisco-based Center for Investigative Reporting.
Paul Rogers, Managing Editor
Paul Rogers is the Natural Resources & Environment Writer at the San Jose Mercury News. A reporter at the paper since 1989, he covers issues including logging, ocean issues, air pollution, water pollution, energy, water policy, recycling, endangered species, toxics, global warming and other issues. Paul was part of the Mercury News team that won a Pulitzer Prize in 1990 for coverage of the Loma Prieta earthquake. His work has appeared in the Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Seattle Times and other newspapers. Paul has taught environmental journalism at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, and he currently is in his sixth year teaching science writing at the UC Santa Cruz Science Communication Program. In addition, he serves as Chairman of the Board of the Institutes of Journalism and Natural Resources, a non-profit group based in Montana that provides training to reporters to improve the depth, balance, and accuracy of environmental journalism. He lives in Santa Cruz, with his wife, Leigh Poitinger.
Andrea Kissack, Radio Senior Editor
Andrea Kissack was born in Los Angeles and discovered radio news through listening to her college radio station. With a curious mind and a love for telling stories, Andrea set off for Tampa where she landed her first job as a reporter for Florida Public Radio. After three years reporting in an unbearably humid climate and a brief stint as a miscast opera reporter, she returned to L.A. to work for public radio, then for television news and finally as a reporter for CBS Radio. Andrea has an M.A. in Telecommunications Management.
Andrea has been at KQED for over seven years, working first as a producer for Forum, and then as the senior producer for The California Report. Most recently, she produced Health Dialogues and other projects. In her new role, she is eager to take on stories about urban environment issues.
Jessica Neely, Education Coordinator
Jessica Neely joined KQED EdNet in 2004 for the R&D and pilot phases of QUEST. She is a graduate from UC Davis with a Bachelors of Science in Evolution and Ecology, and completed a single subject credential in Biology and General Science at Mills College. She initially worked at the Sacramento Zoo in educational programming and outreach then taught high school science at San Lorenzo High School for four years, where for three years she was the science department Chair. Most recently, Jessica ran the national educational outreach for Jean-Michel Cousteau: Ocean Adventures and now returns to QUEST as our science education guru.
Craig Rosa, Interactive Producer
Until September of 2006, Craig Rosa served as the Director of Information Technology at The Tech Museum of Innovation, a hands-on science and technology museum located in the heart of Silicon Valley. He worked with internet and exhibition technologies to create innovative educational visitor experiences, both online and within the museum space. He was also responsible for the oversight of the museum's Information Services operations. Craig also served as an advisor on QUEST representing The Tech before joining the project.
Prior to joining The Tech Museum, Craig began his science museum career at the Brooklyn Children's Museum, where he was an Assistant Exhibit Developer and Greenhouse Program Coordinator. Craig has a B.A. in World Arts and Cultures from UCLA, and an M.A. in Performance Studies from New York University.
Josh Rosen, TV Series Producer
Josh Rosen is a senior writer and producer specializing in documentary series and factual programming. Over the last decade, he has produced a wide range of programs, covering everything from Antarctic expeditions to Civil War history. With a background in feature film, Josh spent four years working with legendary German filmmaker Werner Herzog on multiple documentaries, including the Emmy-nominated Little Dieter Needs to Fly, Wings of Hope, and Klaus Kinski: My Best Fiend. His more recent projects are currently airing on the Discovery Channel, the National Geographic Channel, the History Channel, and worldwide through Granada Media and RDF Television.
Suzanne Romaine, Business Manager
Suzanne Romaine grew up on a ranch in Northern California where her family has been farming since the mid-1800's. She earned a BA in Rhetoric from UC Berkeley and then continued her education by studying Advertising and Graphic Design at the Academy of Art. In 1995, she joined Beyond Pix, a local production company, and spent the early part of her career producing everything from public relations and corporate communications, to documentaries to live news. She came to KQED in 2001 where her projects have included The Nobel, FRONTLINE/World, China from the Inside, The Gold Rush, and Jean-Michel Cousteau: Ocean Adventures. Suzanne lives in San Francisco with her husband and six year old daughter and she is an avid gardener.