Dan Brekke is a blogger, reporter and editor for KQED News, responsible for online breaking news coverage of topics ranging from California water issues to the Bay Area's transportation challenges. In a newsroom career that began in Chicago in 1972, Dan has worked as a city and foreign/national editor for The San Francisco Examiner, editor at Wired News, deputy editor at Wired magazine, managing editor at TechTV as well as for several Web startups. Since joining KQED in 2007, Dan has reported, edited and produced both radio and online features and breaking news pieces. He has shared in two Society of Professional Journalists Norcal Excellence in Journalism awards — for his 2012 reporting on a KQED Science series on water and power in California, and in 2014, for KQED's comprehensive reporting on the south Napa earthquake. In addition to his 44 years of on-the-job education, Dan is a lifelong student of history and is still pursuing an undergraduate degree. Email Dan at: firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: twitter.com/danbrekke Facebook: www.facebook.com/danbrekke LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/danbrekke
Jessica Placzek is an audio reporter, producer and editor. She’s been a reporter at KQED, KPFA, and KALW in the Bay Area. In New Orleans she wrote for the Nola Defender. She’s currently working with men incarcerated at the California State Prison in Solano to produce the show “Uncuffed” which runs on KALW. In 2018 she co-hosted and produced the third season of Raw Material for SFMOMA. Her work has also appeared on Marketplace, All Things Considered, The California Report, and Vice.
John Sepulvado is a former morning host of The California Report. Prior to joining KQED in September 2016, John was the local host of NPR’s Weekend Edition at Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB). He has also served as a producer for America Public Media’s Marketplace Weekend and worked as a national correspondent for CNN and as news director at WUSF in Tampa, Florida. John has earned prestigious RTDNA Murrow and PRNDI awards for investigative reporting, and helped CNN take home a Peabody Award for coverage of the 2010 Gulf oil spill. John attended Florida A&M in Tallahassee and is also a member of Phi Theta Kappa. He left KQED in 2019.
Kate Wolffe reports on local Bay Area happenings for KQED, and hosts the news on weekend afternoons. She joined KQED in 2018 as an intern on the Forum team, before moving to cover topics ranging from politics to criminal justice to homelessness. A Bay Area native and UC Berkeley graduate, Kate loves to discover new corners of the region.
Katie Orr is a Sacramento-based reporter for KQED's Politics and Government Desk, covering the state Capitol and a variety of issues including women in politics, voting and elections and legislation. Prior to joining KQED in 2016, Katie was state government reporter for Capital Public Radio in Sacramento. She's also worked for KPBS in San Diego, where she covered City Hall. Katie received her masters degree in political science from San Diego State University and holds a Bachelors degree in broadcast journalism from Arizona State University. In 2015 Katie won a national Clarion Award for a series of stories she did on women in California politics. She's been honored by the Society for Professional Journalists and, in 2013, was named by The Washington Post as one of the country's top state Capitol reporters. She's also reported for the award-winning documentary series The View from Here and was part of the team that won national PRNDI and Gabriel Awards in 2015. She lives in Sacramento with her husband. Twitter: @1KatieOrr
Tonya Mosley is the Silicon Valley bureau chief for KQED. She serves as the senior editor, leading a team of journalists covering the impacts of technology companies on the South Bay and society. Tonya is also a host and reporter for KQED. Prior to KQED, Tonya served as a television reporter & anchor for several media outlets, including Al Jazeera America. In 2015, Tonya was awarded a John S. Knight Journalism Fellowship at Stanford University where she co-created a workshop for journalists on the impacts of implicit bias, and co-wrote a Belgian/American experimental study on the effects of protest coverage. Tonya has won several national awards for her work, most recently an Emmy Award in 2016 for her televised piece "Beyond Ferguson," and a national Edward R. Murrow award for her public radio series "Black in Seattle." You can reach Tonya at: email@example.com.