Senior Engagement Producer
Amanda joined KQED Science’s engagement team as a Senior Audience Engagement Strategist in the spring of 2019. She has helped craft messaging around wildfires, the coronavirus pandemic, climate change and many other stories. She has also brought KQED Science to new platforms such as Reddit’s Ask Me Anything series. Prior to joining KQED Science, Amanda spent seven years as an engagement producer with Forum, KQED’s daily live call-in show. She got her start in radio at KALW's weekly call in show, City Visions, before going on to an internship and stint at NPR's Talk of the Nation. Prior to journalism, Amanda taught English at Lowell High School. She's a native of Petaluma and currently lives under the "South San Francisco the Industrial City" sign in South City. She believes that engagement is vital to news’s future and that good journalism listens as much as it asks questions.