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Cecilia Vaisman
Homelands Productions

515 West Oakdale Ave
Chicago , Illinois,  60657

773-472-7991 (Home)
773-255-1878 (Cel)

Available For : Arts reporting, Consulting, Documentary production, Environmental Reporting, Field Recording, Interviewing, Mentoring, Music recording, News Reporting, Non-English Languages, Multimedia, Public Radio, Voiceover, 

Equipement/Studio : DAT Recorders, Hard Disc/Flash recorder, Pro Tools, Final Cut Pro, 

Media Experience : Community Radio, International Reporting, Radio Documentary, Multimedia production, 

Bio : I\'m a journalist and teacher based in Chicago.

My current jobs:

- Associate Clinical Professor, Medill, Northwestern University. I teach journalism with an emphasis on audio and multimedia production for radio and the web. My classes have been designed as collaborations with WBEZ, Chicago Public Media.

- Producer and co-founder, Homelands Productions.

I am based in Chicago but often report and teach in Latin America.

A.C. Valdez

New York , New York,  10031

703-864-1656 (Cel)

Available For : Acting, Arts reporting, Commentary/editorials, Consulting, Documentary production, Field Recording, Interviewing, Music recording, News Reporting, Non-English Languages, Sound Editing and Mixing, Tape Syncs, Multimedia, Public Radio, Voiceover, 
Youth media education/instruction, music composition

Equipement/Studio : Adobe Audition, Hard Disc/Flash recorder, FTP, ISDN etc, Minidisk Recorders, Pro Tools, Specialized mics, 
Logic, various musical instruments

Media Experience : Audio Art, Community Radio, Radio Documentary, Web Design, Multimedia production, Podcasting, Social media strategy, 

Bio : I'm from Washington, D.C, but moved to NYC in June 2013 to work as a producer at Latino USA. Previously, I've worked at America Abroad, WAMU, and helped to launch NPR's Tell Me More.

Jorge Valencia
North Carolina Public Radio-WUNC

324 Blackwell Street,  Durham , North Carolina,  27701-3600

919-445-9150 (Office)

Available For : Field Recording, Interviewing, Mentoring, News Reporting, Non-English Languages, Tape Syncs, Print Reporting, Public Radio, 

Equipement/Studio : Adobe Audition, 

Media Experience : Print Media, 

Bio : Jorge Valencia joined North Carolina Public Radio\'s reporting team in 2013. A native of Bogotá, Colombia, Jorge studied journalism at the University of Maryland and reported for four years for the Roanoke Times in Virginia before joining the station in 2012. His reporting has also been published in the Wall Street Journal, the Miami Herald, and the Baltimore Sun.

Susan Valot

Lomita , California,  90717


Available For : Arts reporting, Environmental Reporting, Field Recording, Interviewing, Mentoring, News Reporting, Post production, Sound Editing and Mixing, Tape Syncs, Multimedia, Public Radio, Voiceover, Program development, 

Equipement/Studio : Adobe Audition, Hard Disc/Flash recorder, FTP, ISDN etc, Minidisk Recorders, Specialized mics, Final Cut Pro, Soundslides, 

Media Experience : Commercial Radio, Community Radio, International Reporting, Multimedia production, Slideshow production, 

Bio : Susan Valot is a long-time broadcast journalist in the greater Los Angeles area. She covered Orange County from 2006 to 2011 for KPCC Radio, the NPR affiliate in Pasadena, California. Valot has won numerous awards, including several RTNA Golden Mike Awards and several Los Angeles Press Club Awards, including 2010 Radio Journalist of the Year. Valot has done several international reporting exchanges, including to Germany and Austria. She covers a wide variety of topics, from the economy and local government to sports and medical breakthroughs.


Nick van der Kolk
Love + Radio

Richmond , Virginia,  23223
5109829221 (Cel)

Available For : Consulting, Documentary production, Field Recording, Interviewing, Mentoring, Post production, Sound Editing and Mixing, Tape Syncs, Multimedia, Public Radio, 

Equipement/Studio : Hard Disc/Flash recorder, FTP, ISDN etc, Pro Tools, Soundslides, 

Media Experience : Audio Art, Community Radio, Radio Documentary, Web Design, Multimedia production, On-air talent, Podcasting, Slideshow production, 

Bio : \"Nick is one of the sonic innovators in the field.\" -- Roman Mars

Notes : Winner, Third Coast International Audio Festival, gold, 2011
USA Artist Collins Fellow, 2012
Winner, Third Coast International Audio Festival, honorable mention, 2013


Marjorie Van Halteren

52 place de l Hotel de Ville
Morbecque , Nord,  59190

Available For : Acting, Commentary/editorials, Consulting, Field Recording, Interviewing, Mentoring, Non-English Languages, Tape Syncs, Multimedia, Voiceover, 

Equipement/Studio : Hard Disc/Flash recorder, FTP, ISDN etc, Specialized mics, 
PC editing and mixing set up, microphones, field recording

Media Experience : Audio Art, Commercial Radio, Community Radio, Radio Documentary, Radio Drama, Web Design, Multimedia production, On-air talent, Podcasting, 
installations, teaching

Bio : A member of the original small committee of individuals that brought AIR into being, I am happy to see how it thrives today. I produced radio in NYC throughout the 80s and 90s, producing a lot of radio drama (over 25 original plays commissioned and distributed nationally) and spoken word (original Producer of Selected Shorts). I have contributed to Studio 360 and BBC Radio 3 and 4. Productions include three programs for radio with Helen Engelhardt as Entre Deux Amies, various podcasts. I am currently creating audio art performance in France and the UK. I have recently appeared on France Culture and I have begun a new project: audio performance podcast recorded live in Lille, France called \"That Tuesday.\"

Sara Van Note

Boston , Massachusetts,  02131
United States

Available For : Arts reporting, Environmental Reporting, Field Recording, Interviewing, News Reporting, Non-English Languages, Multimedia, Print Reporting, Public Radio, 

Equipement/Studio : Adobe Audition, Hard Disc/Flash recorder, 

Media Experience : Community Radio, International Reporting, Print Media, Multimedia production, 

Bio : I\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'m a freelance reporter, writer, and educator. I have produced locally for KUNM in Albuquerque and nationally for Latino USA. I\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'ve also worked with a women\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s community radio project in Nicaragua. I\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'m bilingual in Spanish and English and have a strong interest in producing stories from Central America. Other skills: fluent in French, excellent photographer.

Sage Van Wing

Inverness , California,  94937


Available For : Arts reporting, Documentary production, Environmental Reporting, Field Recording, Interviewing, News Reporting, Sound Editing and Mixing, Tape Syncs, Print Reporting, Public Radio, Voiceover, 

Equipement/Studio : Adobe Audition, Hard Disc/Flash recorder, 

Media Experience : Community Radio, Radio Documentary, Print Media, Multimedia production, 

Bio : I grew up in California, Maine and London. I studied anthropology at Stanford University and photography at the Brooks Institute. After a brief residency in New York City, an aborted attempt to hike the Pacific Crest Trail (I only made it half way), I finally settled down in the small town of Point Reyes, California, where I worked as a waitress, a bookseller, a grass–fed beef rancher, a carpenter, a graphic designer, and a local foods advocate (I founded the group Locavores). I also started working at the local community radio station (KWMR), hosting an on–air book club and working to start the local news show. I then worked for a while for KQED before following my partner up to Seattle. There, I worked at KUOW for 4 years, producing the daily news call-in show,\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"The Conversation,\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\" before moving over to the daily news talks show,\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"Weekday.\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\" I was responsible for all elements of production: topic generation, editing, booking, pre-interviewing, writing, etc..

I spent 2011-2012 living in India for 3 months, then traveling around Southeast Asia and South America.

I now work as a producer for Vermont Edition, the daily news talk show on Vermont Public Radio.

Jennifer Vanasco

200 Bennett Ave, APT 6H
New York , New York,  10040


Available For : Arts reporting, Commentary/editorials, Field Recording, Interviewing, News Reporting, Print Reporting, Public Radio, 

Media Experience : Print Media, Social media strategy, 

Bio : Jennifer Vanasco is Editor in Chief of 365gay.com, a news and politics website owned by MTV Networks, and a former award-winning, nationally-syndicated columnist. Most of her journalism has centered around culture, the arts, travel and politics. She has been published in the Huffington Post, Village Voice, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Reader, Sherman\'s Travel, Fodor\'s books, and other publications.

Honna Veerkamp
Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Carbondale , Illinois,  62901

Available For : Arts reporting, Commentary/editorials, Documentary production, Environmental Reporting, Field Recording, Interviewing, Music recording, News Reporting, Non-English Languages, Post production, Sound Editing and Mixing, Tape Syncs, Multimedia, Print Reporting, Public Radio, Voiceover, Program development, 

Equipement/Studio : Adobe Audition, Hard Disc/Flash recorder, Pro Tools, Recording Studio, Specialized mics, Final Cut Pro, 

Media Experience : Audio Art, Community Radio, International Reporting, Radio Documentary, Radio Drama, Print Media, Multimedia production, On-air talent, Podcasting, Slideshow production, 

Bio : I have produced radio documentaries, features, and news reports since 2002. I gained a foundation of skills at the Institute for Audio Research in NYC, produced public affairs programming at KBOO community radio in Portland, OR, for 6 years, and have independently produced content for national and international outlets. I am currently an MFA candidate in interdisciplinary media arts at Southern Illinois University, focusing on audio and video documentary and installation work. Research interests include radio, sound, critical cultural studies, oral history, ecology, and visual art. I have been a teaching assistant for radio and audio production courses, including creative re-mix, documentary and engineering. I will teach a media writing course this Fall, I am an editorial assistant for the Journal of Radio and Audio Media and Soundscape: The Journal of Acoustic Ecology.

Tess Vigeland
Tess Vigeland Productions

Los Angeles , California,  91106


Available For : Arts reporting, Consulting, Environmental Reporting, Field Recording, Interviewing, News Reporting, Print Reporting, Public Radio, Voiceover, 

Equipement/Studio : Adobe Audition, Hard Disc/Flash recorder, 

Media Experience : International Reporting, Radio Documentary, Print Media, On-air talent, 

Bio : Tess Vigeland is a veteran journalist, and a well-known voice to millions of American radio listeners. She is the CEO of Tess Vigeland Productions, a Los Angeles-based multi-media company.

Until November 2012, Vigeland was the host of Marketplace Money, a weekly personal finance program that looks at why we do what we do with our money. She and her guests took calls from listeners to answer their most vexing money management questions, and helped explain what the latest business and financial news means to our wallets and bank accounts. Vigeland traveled the country for live stage shows of Marketplace and Marketplace Money. She was the recipient of the inaugural Excellence in Personal Finance Reporting Award from the Radio Television Digital News Association and the National Endowment for Financial Education in fall of 2012.

Vigeland joined Marketplace in September 2001, as a host of Marketplace Morning Report. She rose at o-dark-thirty to deliver the latest in business and economic news for nearly four years before returning briefly to reporting and producing. She began hosting Marketplace Money in 2006. Vigeland was also a back-up host for Marketplace. Prior to joining the team at Marketplace, Vigeland reported and anchored for Oregon Public Broadcasting in Portland, where she received a Corporation for Public Broadcasting Silver Award for her coverage of the political scandal involving Senator Bob Packwood (R-Ore.). She co-hosted the weekly public affairs program Seven Days on OPB television, and also produced an hour-long radio documentary about safety issues at the U.S. Army chemical weapons depot in Eastern Oregon. Vigeland next served as a reporter and backup anchor at WBUR radio in Boston. She also spent two years as a sports reporter for NPR’s Only a Game.

For her outstanding achievements in journalism, Vigeland has earned numerous awards from the Associated Press and Society of Professional Journalists. Vigeland has a bachelor’s degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. She is a contributor to The New York Times and is a volunteer fundraiser for the Pasadena Animal League and Pasadena Humane Society. In her free time, Vigeland studies at the Pasadena Conservatory of Music, continuing 20-plus years of training as a classical pianist. In fall of 2012, she completed her first half-marathon.

Maria Villasenor

New York , New York,  10031

8015649038 (Cel)

Available For : Documentary production, Environmental Reporting, Field Recording, Interviewing, News Reporting, Non-English Languages, Post production, Sound Editing and Mixing, Tape Syncs, Multimedia, Print Reporting, Public Radio, Program development, 

Equipement/Studio : Hard Disc/Flash recorder, Pro Tools, Final Cut Pro, 

Media Experience : Community Radio, Print Media, Multimedia production, 

Bio : Former newspaper reporter, went to grad school for multimedia skills and freelancing in video, radio, print in the meantime.

Silvia Vinas

Provo , Utah,  84601

Available For : Interviewing, News Reporting, Non-English Languages, Sound Editing and Mixing, Tape Syncs, Public Radio, 

Equipement/Studio : DAT Recorders, 

Media Experience : International Reporting, Print Media, Podcasting, 

Bio : I am an editor and producer for Radio Ambulante. Previously I was the Latin America editor for Global Voices Online.

Barry Vogel
Radio Curious

Ukiah , California,  95482

707-462-3253 (Office)