KQED Radio Staff
Central Valley Bureau Chief
Sasha Khokha is KQED's Central Valley Bureau Chief. Based in Fresno, she covers a vast geographic beat, including the nation's most productive farm belt, some of California's poorest towns, and Yosemite and Sequoia/Kings Canyon National Parks.
Whether trekking up a Sierra glacier with her microphone, interviewing farmworkers in Spanish, or explaining complicated air or water quality issues, Sasha translates rural Central California to listeners in the rest of the state.
Her stories have won an Edward R Murrow Regional Award, as well as awards from the National Federation of Community Broadcasters, the California Teachers Association and the Association of Health Care Journalists.
Sasha joined KQED in 2004, after stints as a reporter in Alaska and with NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday.
Sasha's work is also heard on National Public Radio and PRI's The World.
Sasha is a graduate of Brown University and the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.
Sasha is also a documentary filmmaker; her film Calcutta Calling documents the lives of teenage girls adopted from India to Swedish-Lutheran Minnesota. The film was nominated for a national broadcast Emmy in 2007.
Email Sasha: firstname.lastname@example.org
Stories (460 archives)
Nearly a thousand farmworker women will in one of California's poorest counties for a conference to talk about their lives and the health challenges they face.
Construction is underway along California's High Speed rail line. This week, the state's High Speed Rail Authority began digging in downtown Fresno -- but it's not to lay track.
A new state-run veterans home opens later this week in Redding. And another just opened in Fresno, to the relief of many.
The State Controller's office is scolding more than 100 local governments for failing to turn over financial data. The reports now include how much government employees earn.
The Central Valley produces most of the nation's nuts and fresh fruit - but the people who harvest those crops often can't afford them. At the same time, a recent study by the Natural Resources Defense Council estimates as much as 30 percent of some Central Valley crops go to waste in the fields. As part of a series we're calling "Hunger in the Valley of Plenty," Central Valley bureau chief Sasha Khokha takes a look at a grassroots effort to feed people by rescuing some of that produce.