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Audio Journalism

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Student and Alumni Work

Check out our students’ Audio Documentaries, Narrative Podcasts and AudioFiles, our live-to-tape radio news magazine. And follow us on SoundCloud to listen to more student work from audio courses.

Here are some highlights of recent work and achievements by our audio alumni and students:

  • Maggie Freleng, ’15, was awarded the 2022 Pulitzer Prize in Audio Reporting as host and producer of Suave, a podcast by Futuro Media. 
  • Lisa Hagen, ’11 was awarded the 2021 Pulitzer Prize in Audio Reporting as co-host of the investigative podcast No Compromise
  • KalaLea, ’16, is a producer at WNYC and The New Yorker Radio Hour and she is the host of Blindspot: Tulsa Burning, a collaboration with the History Channel, WNYC Studios , KOSU and Focus Black Oklahoma. In 2022, KalaLea and the Tulsa Burning team were awarded a duPont Columbia Journalism Award, two Webbys for Best Series and Best Writing, as well as a NAACP Image Award. They were also nominated for a Peabody Award. 
  • Alana Casanova-Burgess ’10 is the host and producer of the bilingual (Spanish/English) narrative podcast series La Brega: Stories of the Puerto Rican Experience, a co-production from WNYC Studios and Futuro Studios.
  • Yessenia Moreno ’21 won first place for Radio: In-Depth Reporting at the SPJ regional Mark of Excellence Awards for her AudioFiles story Healthcare Proxies in the Time of Covid about a New York woman’s fight for the right to become her best friend’s health care proxy after he was hospitalized for COVID-19. 
  • Sean Carlson ’12 was named host of All Things Considered on WNYC in February 2021.
  • Suzannah Cavanaugh ’20 is the co-host and producer of Deconstruct, a podcast from The Real Deal. She was also nominated for Best New Artist by the 2021 Third Coast/RHDF Awards for a documentary she produced as a Newmark student about restaurant workers during covid lockdowns in the spring of 2020.

Right: Maggie Freleng ’15 (Photo: David Doobin)

Contact Us

Do you have a question about the Audio Journalism specialty? If so, please contact us.

Kalli Anderson
Director of Audio Journalism
kalli.anderson@journalism.cuny.edu