KalaLea is an audio producer and reporter who–for nearly five years–has been producing interviews and narrative features for WNYC and the weekly national program, New Yorker Radio Hour.
She is also the host of Season 2 of Blindspot: Tulsa Burning, a six-part series about the 1921 massacre that destroyed a thriving Black community. It’s a collaboration with the History Channel, WNYC Studios and KOSU in 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. Their work was also nominated for a Peabody Award.
KalaLea has a Master’s degree from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, where she teaches an Audio Reporting course.
Her work covers a range of topics, from criminal justice to arts & culture, politics and race relations and more.