I'm very glad to announce that after a thorough search, we have selected KALW's next General Manager.
Her name is Tina Pamintuan. For more than a decade, she has led the Audio Journalism program in the Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York, a program she founded and grew.
Tina came to journalism through an internship at NPR, and over the next six years, she worked as an editor and producer for Morning Edition's Radio Expeditions and NPR's cultural desk. In that time, she founded Xtreme Youth Zone Media, a training program for Washington, DC teenagers. She also served as Editor at Open City Magazine, a publication covering Asian American immigrant neighborhoods in New York City.
Tina has impressed me as smart and down-to-earth, willing to do the work, and possessing the skills to be an excellent representative for KALW in the larger community. Her values are aligned with those already active at the station, and I believe she has the knowledge and drive to take KALW forward.
Because of her commitment to complete her work at CUNY, I will continue as GM through Labor Day. Over the summer, I will do everything I can to share what I know and lay the groundwork for a smooth transition in September.
After 12 years as KALW's General Manager, it means a lot to me to bring in a new leader I'm excited about. I invite you to start to get to know Tina Pamintuan by reading her message below, and by tuning in today at 5pm, when she will be my guest on a special Manager's Report to the Listeners. And if you miss that conversation live, it will be archived at
Thank you for all the support you have given KALW, and me as its leader. This station is a rare and inspiring public resource, and it is the commitment of the community that has kept it strong and which will make its future bright.