Farida Jhabvala Romero

KQED Contributor

Farida Jhabvala Romero is a reporter for KQED and NPR's California Newsroom. She has reported extensively on immigration, and most recently, on wildfire smoke and its impact on communities. She was part of a team of journalists who won a national Edward M. Murrow award in 2020 for their work on “Graying California,” about seniors as the fastest growing age group in California. Farida also won a 2018 Outstanding Emerging Journalist award from the Society of Professional Journalists, Northern California. Before joining KQED, Farida worked as a producer and reporter at Radio Bilingüe, a national public radio network. Farida earned her master’s degree in journalism from Stanford University.