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.
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 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. They were also nominated for a Peabody Award.
Blindspot: Tulsa Burning - a six-part series
United States of Anxiety w/ actor Daniel Kaluuya
American Exiles in East Africa
KCRW's Bodies Podcast
Also on Gimlet's The Nod
New York, NY