on the Street Producer Biographies
Michael Isip began Hope on the Street three years ago as Rosalynn Carter Fellow for Mental Health Journalism. The program has received numerous awards from the National Alliance of the Mentally Ill, the National Mental Health Association, as well as from the mental health boards of Alameda and San Francisco Counties. Isip is was recently one of five journalists nationally to receive a Kaiser Media Fellowship in Health with which he will develop a documentary about barriers to health care. He is also a two-time winner of the Award for Coverage of Politics and State Government from the Center for California Studies.
As an executive producer at KQED, Isip oversees This Week in Northern California, a weekly, live, half-hour public affairs program. He is also KQED executive-in-charge of California Connected, a statewide newsmagazine program.
Prior to coming to KQED, he was executive producer at KVIE-TV
in Sacramento and part-time investigative researcher and field
producer for WLS-TV in Chicago. Isip has a B.A. in government
from Cornell University and a J.D. from DePaul College of
Pepin, Associate Producer
Elizabeth Pepin currently works as an associate producer and
research and development associate at KQED. Pepin has more
than five years of production experience in the Bay Area and
has won three local Emmys for her documentary film work. Her
numerous projects for KQED and PBS include American Experience:
The Year 1900, Bay Window: the Price of Prosperity and
The Fillmore: The Hidden Cities of San Francisco. In
addition to being a filmmaker, Pepin is a photographer and
a journalist. She holds a B.A. in journalism from San Francisco
O'Geen, Editor, Hope on the Street
Robert O'Geen joined KQED in January 2001. As AVID coordinator,
O'Geen has been an editor for KQED productions Springboard
and The NewsHour With Jim Lehrer, and he provided
additional editing on the documentaries Hope Along the
Wind: The Life of Harry Hay and Presumed Guilty.
Before joining KQED, O'Geen worked for KOLO-TV in Reno, Nev.,
where he edited The Legacy of the Mapes and segments
of John Tyson's Journal, among others, and provided
numerous creative contributions to Zomboo's House of Horror
Eris, Outreach Coordinator
Sevda Eris currently works as an outreach coordinator at KQED.
Eris has more than six years of experience managing media
and public relations for a variety of international organizations,
including the World Bank, America Online and the American-Turkish
Council. Since moving to the Bay Area, she has been pursuing
her longtime interest in documentary filmmaking, freelancing
in film and video production. Eris holds a B.A. in communication
from U.C. San Diego and an M.A. in international relations
from Johns Hopkins University.
Ellen McCann, Executive Producer
Sue Ellen McCann joined KQED in 1999 and works primarily on
current-affairs programming. She has executive-produced KQED's
award-winning series Bay Window for the past four seasons
and has overseen more than a dozen productions for the series,
including "Presumed Guilty", "GunShots," "No Turning Back"
and " The Celebrity and the City." During her tenure, Bay
Window has won four local Emmys and one national Emmy.
Ms. McCann is also the KQED executive-in-charge of one of
PBS' newest series, FRONTLINE/World, a magazine program
on the global community, introducing viewers to countries
and cultures rarely covered by the U.S. media.