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 (62 archives)
Every kid who attends public school in California learns how Junipero Serra helped develop a system of Missions to spread Catholicism in what was then called Alta California. Less well known is the role Catholic nuns and sisters played in building California after the Gold Rush. A traveling exhibit currently at the California Museum in Sacramento seeks to change that.
Roman Catholic bishops across the U.S. are speaking out against a recent decision by the Obama administration that religious-affiliated schools and hospitals are not exempt from the federal requirement that employee health plans cover contraception. But the issue appears to be largely moot in California -- the state already requires that coverage.
As recently as July, foster children in at least three California counties were living in homes and care facilities where registered sex offenders also lived or worked. That's one of several findings in a new report by the California State Auditor.
PG&E crews spent today trying to reassure residents of a Cupertino condominium complex that their area is safe following a gas line explosion on Wednesday.
Officials with the National Transportation Safety Board continue to criticize PG&E this morning at a hearing on last year's explosion that killed eight people.