KQED Radio Staff
Anchor and Reporter, KQED News
Stephanie Martin spent several years as a television reporter, anchor and producer before discovering a passion for radio at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. After earning her master's degree in 2002, she worked as an anchor and reporter at WFDD, the NPR affiliate in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. In the fall of 2005, she joined the staff of KQED, where she has hosted local newscasts during NPR's Morning Edition and All Things Considered. She currently is an anchor and reporter for KQED News.
Stephanie has received numerous journalism awards over the course of her career, including two National Headliner awards and the Religion Newswriters Association's award for Best Radio Religion Reporting. Other professional organizations that have recognized her work include the Radio and Television News Directors Association, the Society of Professional Journalists, the Associated Press and the Peninsula Press Club. In May 2005, she traveled to Iraq for a series on the North Carolina National Guard.
Stephanie is a native of Dallas, Texas, and earned her B.A. from Colgate University. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, taking dance classes, and exploring the Bay Area with her adventure-loving dog, Bella.
Stories (63 archives)
Next week, dozens of San Francisco kids will perform traditional West Indian music and dance to mark the first night of Kwanzaa. The seven-day holiday celebrates the history and culture of the African diaspora. The kids have spent six weeks rehearsing with Dance Kaiso, a group which works with young people to preserve Caribbean cultural traditions.
It's become a little bit old-fashioned to hoof it to your local polling station on Election Day. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but a new Field Poll predicts this will be the first statewide general election in which more than half of all California voters cast mail-in ballots.
Four years ago, Mormon congregations helped get out the vote for Proposition 8, the statewide ban on same-sex marriage. This year, the Mormon church is officially neutral on the presidential election, even though Republican candidate Mitt Romney is an active member of the faith.
A group of California cities lost a preliminary battle to hang on to property tax revenue that would have gone to redevelopment agencies. The state dissolved those agencies earlier this year -- and the funds are slated for school districts and counties instead.
California's chief justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye is calling her colleagues to Sacramento today for an emergency meeting of the state Judicial Council. She says the cuts called for in the governor's budget proposal jeopardize the courts' ability to deliver justice in a timely way.