Lina Blanco

Lina was a Senior Engagement Platforms Manager for KQED News, producing engagement strategies on social media at @KQEDNews, via KQED's daily newsletter as well as texting campaigns with KQED readers and listeners. She also co-produces for KQED's bilingual news hub KQED en Español. Lina previously worked for KQED Arts — supporting audience engagement efforts on the weekly Rightnowish podcast, Webby-winning video series If Cities Could Dance, and daily Arts & Culture reporting. She won a National 2019 Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Social Media for KQED's series The Hustle. Before KQED, Lina worked as a graphic designer and digital storytelling facilitator at the Native American Health Center. She's mom to a senior Chihuahua (plus one black cat) and lives in West Sonoma County on a small farmstead.