Hear in the City host and senior producer Sara Harris comes from fifteen years of public radio experience and has a strong commitment to bringing issues of urban environment, education, public health, and culture to the forefront of the media conversation as opposed to their traditional roles of special feature reportage. Sara’s radio stories have been featured on Marketplace, All Things Considered, Morning Edition, Studio 360, The BBC’s The World, Living on Earth, and Mexico’s IMER national network. Sara launched the Los Angeles Bureau at Youth Radio in 2003 and founded the AudioPostales cross-border radio project with youth in Mexico and the U.S. Sara holds a 2010 Masters in Specialized Journalism from USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. She continues teach radio and multimedia journalism to teens with award-winning, local, non-profit The HeArt Project.
Hear in the City’s senior producer, Luis Sierra Campos, has been committed to public heath and community media in Los Angeles for over ten-years. His work ranges from running community HIV and AIDS outreach prevention programs to teaching multimedia journalism, to reporting on immigration and health for Youth Radio and for NPR programs All Things Considered and Day to Day. Luis directs Hear in the City’s live radio broadcast and does much of the show’s public health reporting, including a recent profile of The Soldier’s Project.
Reporter King Anyi Howell has written, published, and produced content for Morning Edition, All Things Considered, KQED, MTV.com, Current TV, and The Huffington Post. King Anyi covered the Oscar Grant trial for Youth Radio in 2010, and his work has earned top honors at the 2007 New York Festival Awards. He was also an Association of Independants in Radio MQ2 Grantee in 2009 for his concept “Pluglife” to engage communities through the web. In addition to his work in public radio, he performs stand up comedy across the country.
Thandisizwe Chimurenga is a freelance multimedia journalist and a public affairs radio host in Los Angeles, CA. She is co-founder and co-host of local radio program Some of Us Are Brave on KPFK. Thandisizwe has also been an assistant editor at the L.A. Watts Times, a radio news reporter, producer and anchor. She extensively covered killing of Oscar Grant and the trial and sentencing of BART officer Johannes Mehserle for various outlets, including Oakland Local and Spot.us.