Molly Solomon

Editor-at-large, News

Molly Solomon is KQED’s editor-at-large, with a focus on early childhood education, politics, and criminal justice. Before that, she managed and edited statewide election coverage for The California Newsroom, a collaboration of local public radio stations, CalMatters and NPR. Molly joined KQED in 2019 to launch the station’s housing affordability desk, where she reported on homelessness, evictions and is the co-host of KQED’s housing podcast, SOLD OUT: Rethinking Housing in America. Before that, she was the Southwest Washington Bureau Chief for Oregon Public Broadcasting and a reporter at Hawaii Public Radio. Her stories have aired on NPR’s Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Here & Now, Science Friday and Marketplace. Molly has won three national Edward R. Murrow awards and her work has been honored by the Associated Press, Society of Professional Journalists, and the Asian American Journalists Association. Born and raised in Berkeley, Molly is obsessed with burritos and her scruffy terrier, Ollie.