Documentary Production Team


Pamela Wu, host

pamelawuA 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 BioShotPauline 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 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 StifterCatherine 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

Paul ConleyPaul Conley began his tenure at Capital Public Radio as a jazz announcer in 1987, filling in for Capital Public Radio's jazz music director Gary Vercelli. Also during the late eighties, Conley worked at commercial radio station KJOY in his native Stockton. He joined CPR as a full-time announcer in 1991. Conley moved into the news department in 2001 and became CPR's first arts editor. He now serves as senior producer for news and information.
In 2006, Conley co-produced "Dina's Diary," featuring Carmichael resident Dina Howard and her emotional journey through a year of breast cancer treatment. The one-hour first-person documentary won awards from the Associated Press and the Public Radio News Directors Association and was carried by several radio stations across the country.
From 1996 to 2002, Conley wrote and produced ten one-hour documentaries for "Jazz Profiles," the award-winning National Public Radio series hosted by singer Nancy Wilson.  Through interviews and music he told the stories of jazz greats Erroll Garner, George Shearing, Gerald Wilson, George Avakian, Kenny Burrell, Paul Desmond, Mel Tormé, Zoot Sims, Bobby Hutcherson, and Quincy Jones.   The Hutcherson show was part of the 2001 Jazz Profiles season, which earned Conley a Peabody Award.

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.

Conley enjoys playing tennis, golf and jazz piano. He co-composed the "Insight" theme, along with Sacramento-based musician/educator Joe Gilman.

Alan Ray, editor

AlanRaySenior Editor Alan Ray: Loves radio. He's worked in radio and news in San Diego, Seattle and San Francisco as an anchor, talk show host, reporter, editor, producer, and most recently as a Public Radio Senior Editor. He's won national and regional awards for breaking news coverage and sustained emergency news coverage of the eruption of Mt. St. Helens; the events of Sept. 11, 2001; and the San Diego wildfires of 2007. He's covered two national political conventions and produced election coverage in Seattle, San Francisco, San Diego, and… now… Sacramento.

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

AndrewNixonAndrew 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

bio coming soon 

Joe Barr, executive producer

JoeBarrJoe 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.

Before joining Capital Public Radio Barr was a Senior Producer for the news division of the Westwood One radio network. Barr managed news coverage used by more than a thousand radio stations around the country as part of the Metro Source News service.  He coordinated coverage from dozens of reporters and bureaus around the country. Barr also wrote stories on everything from the impeachment of President Clinton and the massacre at Colorado's Columbine High School to the tumultuous 2000 Presidential election. 
Barr was an award winning reporter at NPR affiliate station KJZZ in Phoenix and he's also worked at commercial radio news stations in Western Pennsylvania. Barr's stories have aired on NPR, Marketplace, ABC Radio, Monitor Radio, Voice of America and others.  Barr has had a long-time love of radio and got his start in college at Clarion University of Pennsylvania working at two campus radio stations and a commercial radio station simultaneously.  

Barr lives in Sacramento with his wife, Nicole.
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