Gabe Meline — Senior Editor
Gabe Meline is KQED Arts' Senior Editor. He lives with his wife, his daughter, a 1964 Volvo and too many records in his hometown of Santa Rosa, CA. Follow him on Twitter at @gmeline.
Sarah Hotchkiss — Visual Arts Editor
Sarah Hotchkiss is KQED Arts’ Visual Arts Editor and a San Francisco-based artist. She watches a lot of science fiction, which she reviews in a semi-regular publication called Sci-Fi Sundays. Follow her on Twitter at @sahotchkiss.
Nastia Voynovskaya — Music Editor
Nastia Voynovskaya is a Russian-born, California-raised journalist and the music editor at KQED Arts. Her work has been published in the San Francisco Chronicle, VICE, Paste Magazine, and SF MoMA Open Space. Previously, she served as music editor at East Bay Express and online editor at Hi-Fructose Magazine. Follow her on Twitter at @nananastia
Emmanuel Hapsis — KQED Pop Editor
Emmanuel Hapsis is the creator and editor of KQED Pop and also the host of The Cooler. He studied creative writing at University of Maryland and went on to receive his MFA in the field from California College of the Arts. In his free time, he sings his heart out at karaoke. Find him on Twitter at @xcusemybeauty.
Kelly Whalen — Senior Video Producer
Kelly Whalen is a multimedia producer for KQED Arts. Follow her on Twitter at @kellyfilmmaker.
Rachael Myrow — Reporter
Rachael Myrow is KQED's Silicon Valley Arts, Culture & Tech Reporter. You can hear her work regularly on NPR, Here & Now and the KQED podcast Bay Curious. She also periodically guest hosts for KQED's Forum. Follow her on Twitter at @rachaelmyrow.
Claudia Escobar — Video Producer
Tropical latin visual story teller extraordinaire! Bread maker apprentice. Follow her on Twitter at @cla_utopia.
Chloe Veltman — Reporter
Chloe Veltman covers arts and culture for KQED. Prior to joining the organization, she launched and led the arts bureau at Colorado Public Radio, was the Bay Area's culture columnist for the New York Times, and was also the founder, host and executive producer of VoiceBox, a national award-winning weekly podcast/radio show and live events series all about the human voice. Follow her on Twitter at @chloeveltman.
Rae Alexandra — KQED Pop Producer
Rae Alexandra is On Call Producer for KQED Pop. Born and raised in Wales, she started her career writing for Britain’s biggest music magazines. After moving to California, she became a regular contributor to both SF Weekly and New York's Village Voice. She regularly ruins your favorite ‘80s movies at MovieRuiner.com. Follow her on Twitter at @raemondjjjj..
Jamedra Brown Fleischman — The Cooler Co-Host
Jamedra Brown Fleischman is the co-host of The Cooler, KQED's Pop culture podcast. In her spare time she enjoys most things mommyhood, fashion and pop culture. Follow her on Twitter @JamedraSays.
Carly Severn — The Cooler Co-Host
Carly Severn writes about the arts, odd places, not-so-popular culture and everything in between. She is also co-host of KQED's The Cooler podcast. Follow her on Twitter @TeacupInTheBay.
Lina Blanco — Social Media Specialist
As the Social Media Specialist for KQED Arts, Lina develops and implements strategies for audience growth and engagement across a variety of social media platforms. She brings with her six years of social marketing and digital storytelling experience within the Arts, and holds her BA in Ethnic Studies from Mills College.
Siouxsie Oki — Communication and Engagement Director
Siouxsie Oki is an activist and artist, dedicated to building community by celebrating the diverse voices and perspectives of the Bay Area. She directs KQED’s community engagement efforts, developing dynamic partnerships throughout our coverage area utilizing local and national content to foster two-way engagement and collaboration between different industries, organizations and audience segments.
David Markus — Arts Executive
David Markus joined KQED in 2014 and leads efforts to develop vision and strategy for KQED Arts multimedia productions online and on air. As executive in charge, he also heads audience engagement strategies focused on social media, live events, and content distribution partnerships.
Pendarvis Harshaw — Culture
Pendarvis Harshaw is the author of OG Told Me, a memoir about growing up in Oakland. Follow him on Twitter @ogpenn.
Ingrid Rojas Contreras — Literature
Ingrid Rojas Contreras lives in San Francisco with her books. Her debut novel Fruit of the Drunken Tree is forthcoming from Doubleday (Summer 2018). Find more at www.ingridrojascontreras.com.
Carla Escoda — Dance
Carla can most often be found in theatres, airports and on airplanes, writing about dance and the arts for various websites whenever she can find wi-fi. Her blog Ballet to the People has become a street corner where dance-lovers enjoy loitering and plotting the revolution which will renew the populist roots of ballet.