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: email@example.com
Stories (435 archives)
California farmers need to be better prepared for the possibility of terrorist threats to the nation's food supply. That was the message Thursday at an "agri-terrorism" summit in Fresno County.
The unemployment rate in Fresno County hovers above 17 percent. At a job fair there yesterday, more than 10,000 applicants showed up looking for work.
Fort Tejon State Park is home to one of the best-preserved early California military outposts, but it gets relatively few visitors. Now, a group of re-enactors is planning to try and rescue its treasures from graffiti and vandals.
A new study from UC Davis finds one out of every 10 residents in the state's main farm belts is at risk of drinking water contaminated with nitrates. These colorless, odorless pollutants are linked to fertilizer and animal manure.
Sheriffs from five San Joaquin Valley counties and federal prosecutors from Sacramento met with farmers Thursday in Fresno. They delivered a strong message: don't let marijuana growers lease your land, or the federal government can seize it.