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Isabel
Angell

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Isabel
Angell

I love taking big stories and breaking them down and taking small stories and finding the wider meanings.  My philosophy is to learn everything, listen to everyone, be kind, and get it right. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

Isabel is an associate producer for The Takeaway, WNYC's national news program. She started as a per diem in April 2016, and was brought on to the full-time staff that November.

Until April 2016, she was the Associate Editor of The Riverdale Press, a renowned community newspaper in the northwest Bronx where she received 1st place in education coverage from the New York Press Association in 2015. She got her start in college at UCLA Radio. 

Internships at KPCC, Marketplace, and NPR West solidified her love for public radio, and upon moving back home to the Bay Area she started as a volunteer at KALW. Within nine months, she was a reporter for the station and an on-call reporter at KQED. She split her days between the two stations, reporting and producing long-form features and turning around daily news stories.

Isabel moved to New York City in early 2015, taking the recreational coed soccer scene by storm. (Not really. She wishes.)

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experience


experience


experience

 
 

WNYC

Associate Producer, 11/16 - present

 
 
 

Freelance

Reporter/Producer, 4/16 - 11/16

 
 
 

The Riverdale Press

Associate Editor, 4/15 - 4/16

I am an associate producer for The Takeaway, WNYC's national news program. As part of the core team, I pitch stories, book guests, prep interviews, write web copy, and cut two-ways. I cover all sorts of stories, but particularly love things that are: West Coast-centric, geeky pop culture, or about cool ladies. Ideally, all three. I work the morning shift, producing the live show at 9am. 

 

I was a freelance reporter/producer, primarily for radio outlets. I spent most of my time as a per diem associate producer for WNYC's national news show The Takeaway. There I have produced stories on everything from homelessness in America to Pokemon Go. In June, I reported a feature story for the WNYC newsroom about the city's IDNYC program

 

I wrote 5-6 stories a week for a community newspaper that covers the diverse northwest Bronx, in addition to editing several weekly features, news briefs, and obituaries. I covered everything from ongoing school stories to zoning issues to environmental concerns. Some of my investigative pieces have become the most-viewed stories on the website. As Associate Editor, I also managed the interns. I was promoted from Education Reporter in February 2016 and received 1st place in education coverage from the New York Press Association.

 

KALW

Reporter/Producer, 2/13 - 2/15

I reported and produced feature-length stories for KALW’s daily news show Crosscurrents. I covered all sorts of stories, from a night on a San Jose city bus that many homeless use as a shelter to a fun explainer about the Golden Gate Bridge. Most stories took several weeks, but I turned some around in a day like this one. I also represented KALW on the national level, in NPR newscast spots, Marketplace features, and I have been interviewed live on the Takeaway. I started as a volunteer reporter in September 2012.

 

KQED

On-call Reporter, 9/13 - 2/15

I filled in as a General Assignment reporter about two weeks out of the month. I reported between 2-3 stories a day for the daily newscasts, mostly in the form of spots, cut & scripts, and blog posts. I also filed debriefs from the field, both live or recorded. Some big stories include the Ferguson protests, BART strikes, and the Google Bus controversy. I began as an intern in June 2013. 

 

Transportation Nation

Reporter

I reported audio stories and blog posts on Bay Area transportation issues for KALW and Transportation Nation, a project of WNYC. I covered everything from major issues like tracking the cost overruns in the new Bay Bridge to people who use social media to track down stolen bikes

 

Internships

National Desk Intern, NPR West

January 2012 - May 2012

Production Intern, Marketplace Morning Report

September 2011 - december 2011

News Intern, KPCC Southern California Public Radio

June 2011 - August 2011

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misc


misc


misc.

 

 

My favorite book in 2016 was the Neapolitan Novels (even though that's cheating), favorite podcast episode was My Little Hundred Million from Revisionist History, favorite album was Julien Baker's Sprained Ankle, and favorite TV show was The Crown.

In my sparse spare time, I play soccer, cook, try not to kill houseplants, and miss playing college lacrosse.

I'll talk to you about anything.