Documentary Production Team
Pamela Wu, host
A familiar face to television news viewers across Northern California, Pamela Wu reported and anchored the news on KCRA-3 from 2001-2009. Currently, she serves as Director of Marketing and Communications at UC Davis School of Law.
Over the course of her news career, Pamela covered varied assignments, ranging from wildfires and floods to interviewing stars on the red carpet in Hollywood. She has been honored with an Emmy nomination and received the Unity Award for her work as the host of the cultural affairs program "KCRA-3 Common Ground."
Pamela graduated from UC Davis with a degree in Rhetoric and Communications. She is co-president of the Sacramento chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA). She also volunteers extensively as emcee and moderator for numerous community and charity events throughout the Sacramento area.
Pauline Bartolone, reporter/producer
Pauline Bartolone has been producing radio for ten years. Her work has been heard nationally, including on several NPR News shows, Latino USA, Living On Earth, World Vision Report and Weekend America. Her stories have been most-emailed on NPR.org. In 2006, Pauline was part of a group of reporters who won the George Polk Award for Radio Journalism for her coverage of climate change. In 2007, Pauline had a Knight-Carnegie News21 fellowship to report about religion.
Health has long been a thread through Pauline's media career. She's covered the U.S. AIDS epidemic, chemical exposure in the workplace and, as a 2010 California Endowment Health Journalism fellow, she reported about food access problems in Central Valley agricultural communities.
Pauline is passionate about bringing multimedia storytelling to public radio. She's freelanced from seven Latin American countries and holds an M.J. in New Media from UC Berkeley's School of Journalism.
Catherine Stifter, editor/producer
Catherine Stifter is a two-time Peabody Award-winning editor and producer for community media projects around the US. As managing editor of Crossing East, Catherine shared a Peabody Award for the first public radio series to explore Asian immigration to the US. She also shares the Peabody for editorial work on The DNA Files, exploring genetics and ethics long before the human genome was mapped.
Catherine has worked in a wide variety of public radio and independent media jobs over the past 30 years. She spent four years as Web and Media Co-director of New Routes to Community Health, a national project supporting community partnerships that used local media made by immigrants to improve the health of immigrants. Her one-hour public radio documentary, Saving The Sierra, (co-produced with jesikah maria ross) aired on more than 200 public radio stations in 2006. From 1990-1997, Catherine ran NPR's On-Site Journalism Training Project and travelled the country training reporters and producers at NPR affiliate stations. She is currently a co-writer of the international radio series, Bioneers: Revolution from the Heart of Nature.
Paul Conley, production supervisor
Shorter features Conley has produced for NPR include stories on The Monterey Jazz Festival, Dave Brubeck and Ansel Adams, Moby Grape, and Eric von Essen.
Alan Ray, editor
It hasn't all been serious. Alan has won awards for feature reporting and the use of sound for topics ranging from the arrival of standardized time in the U S., to the way we lived in the "Camelot years" of the Kennedy presidency… to how friendship works.
His non-radio interests include music, medicine, politics and handball…though not always in that order. He moved from San Francisco to public radio in San Diego as Senior Editor at KPBS in 2006 and joined Capital Public Radio in May of 2010.
Andrew Nixon, multimedia producer
Andrew Nixon produces multimedia content for Capital Public Radio's website and other digital platforms. He focuses on health care stories, producing compelling visual content using video, still photos, panoramas, motion graphics, timelines, and infographics. He is always seeking out new methods and technologies that will help him tell powerful stories.
An experienced photojournalist, Nixon brings his knowledge of the region and its issues to the stories he works on. As a staff photographer for Gold Country Media, he developed a visual style that translates well to video and web-only platforms, including interactive multimedia.
Nixon received his degree in economics from California State University, Sacramento, where he produced his senior research project on public health. His knowledge of economic issues serves his ability to seek out and critically analyze stories.
Nixon is easy to identify among the Capital Public Radio staff. He's the one with all the cameras who's fond of using outdated slang.
Veronika Nagy, web designer
Joe Barr, executive producer
Joe Barr oversees Capital Public Radio's news and information format, including local news, the daily talk show Insight and the Second Opinions health care forums as well as national news programming on CPR. Barr developed CPR's statewide news service, California Capitol Network which now reaches about two-million listeners a week on more than two-dozen public radio stations in California, Oregon and Nevada. Barr has overseen significant growth of CPR's news operation and led it to numerous awards, including a national Edward R. Murrow Award for Investigative Reporting. National Public Radio President and CEO Vivian Schiller has called CPR News a "role model" for the rest of the public radio system.
Barr lives in Sacramento with his wife, Nicole.
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