New centralized location will allow KQED to offer expanded coverage from the South Bay.
KQED, the public media organization serving the Bay Area, announced today that its Silicon Valley offices have moved to downtown San Jose. The new site at 50 W San Fernando Street, Suite 110, San Jose, CA 95113-2415 includes office space, multi-platform production facilities and the KQED Plus television studio. The central location is within walking distance of City Hall and other important arts and cultural institutions in San Jose, allowing for expanded KQED coverage from the South Bay. Additional plans for the space will be announced later but are expected to include greater opportunities for community outreach.
KQED Plus, led by Executive Director Becca King Reed, is the producer of This is Us!, the Emmy Award-winning weekly magazine show that profiles fascinating people from the South Bay. KQED Plus had been operating at 1585 Schallenberger Road in San Jose. All current staff for KQED Plus has been transferred to the new site.
“Our mission is to serve the people of the Bay Area,” said Donald Derheim, executive vice-president and chief operating officer of KQED. “Our largest audience base for all our platforms is located in the South Bay. As the undisputed leader in technology and innovation in the United States, Silicon Valley continues to be the source for stories of local, national and international importance. We’re thrilled to be in this central location in San Jose, so we can do even more to serve the South Bay community.”
The main headquarters of KQED will remain at 2601 Mariposa Street in San Francisco.