Hi, I’m Amy.
I’m a journalist and multimedia producer based in the Bay Area. This fall, I am starting UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism‘s New Media track, with an emphasis in data and audio storytelling. I am reporting for Oakland North and producing for KALX.
In 2016, I traveled to Shandaken, NY to launch Timber Lake Camp‘s first radio broadcasting program using low power AM frequency radio. You can read about my experience managing the station and teaching audio techniques here.
In 2015 – 2016 I reported for KQED Public Radio as a radio news intern, where I covered Bay Area politics and government, with a focus on the city of Berkeley. My work’s appeared both on radio and online. It can be found here.
Before KQED, I produced and hosted a weekly show called Women Hold Up Half the Sky for KALX. I still produce the show today, where I interview women and non-binary artists and community leaders on politics, gender, and tech in the Bay Area. You can find some of these interviews here.
When I’m not producing, you’ll find me writing short fiction, tearing up over poetry by Safia Elhillo, or reading through endless New Yorker articles.
You can find me on Twitter @amysmostafa.