KalaLea is an audio producer and reporter who--for nearly five years--has been producing interviews and narrative features for WNYC and the New Yorker Radio Hour.
KalaLea has a Master’s degree from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, where she now teaches an Audio Reporting course. She's also part of a small collective of experienced story editors called Rough Cut Collective.
Before working as a radio journalist, KalaLea worked as a digital producer and before that she was the co-owner of a little cafe in Brooklyn, NY. When she's not asking questions, she's watching documentary films, traveling, eating, basking in the sunlight or talking to trees.
KalaLea is also the host of Season 2 of Blindspot: Tulsa Burning, a collaboration with the History Channel, WNYC Studios , KOSU and Focus Black Oklahoma. In 2022, KalaLea and the Tulsa Burning team was awarded a duPont Columbia Journalism Award, two Webbys for Best Series and Best Writing, as well as a NAACP Image Award for Outstanding News + Information Podcast. They were also nominated for a Peabody Award.
Chuck D on How Hip-Hop Changed the World
The Photographer Who Documented a Long-Forgotten Pan-African Festival with Marilyn Nance
Forget Dating Apps—the “Marriage Pact” Goes for the Long Haul
Returning to the Office . . . While Black
Jonathan Blitzer on Caetano Veloso
Wole Soyinka on His New Satire of Corruption and Fundamentalism
Blindspot: Tulsa Burning - a six-part series
United States of Anxiety w/ actor Daniel Kaluuya
To Test a Vaccine for COVID-19
A New Documentary Explores How to Make Art While Blind
Inside DJ D-Nice's Club Quarantine
Ten Years After "The New Jim Crow"
Lena Waithe on Police Violence and “Queen & Slim”
Is America Ready to Make Reparations?
American Exiles in East Africa
Aaron Sorkin Rewrites “To Kill a Mockingbird”
KCRW's Bodies Podcast
Also on Gimlet's The Nod
New York, NY