We recently added four new accomplished journalists to our team, welcoming a new senior editor to our radio team and three new faces to our expanding audience team.
Get to know them a little bit:
Dylan Bergeson, a senior social video producer, is leading our new foray into social video. He comes to us from AJ+, where he specialized in the kinds of stories that we often are confronted with on deadline: ones that don’t have a lot of visual assets. He’s known for his creativity and quick turnaround. He graduated from the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism with an emphasis in documentary film.
Jen Chien is one of four senior radio editors, assigned to put together our weekly show and oversee the team of radio producers. She comes to us from KALW in San Francisco, where she was managing editor for “Crosscurrents” and KALW News. She’s been a contributor to “All Things Considered,” “The World,” East Bay Express and several other news outlets.
Michael Grant will be leading our design efforts and user research as our UX design editor. He recently was a John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University, where he explored ways of making digital media training more accessible to journalists of color and co-created The Survival Kit for Journalists of Color. Before that, Grant was creative director at the San Francisco Business Times and held production design roles at the Minneapolis Star Tribune and San Francisco Chronicle.
Diana Montaño is our new community engagement specialist, working to maximize the impact of our storytelling by involving the public – especially disproportionately affected communities – in all stages of the process, from story conception to reporting and distribution. As a journalist, she’s reported from Milwaukee, Mexico and Cambodia; produced radio with Latino USA and Radio Bilingue; and taught documentary video production to youth in Oakland, California, and Harlem, New York. Before that, she organized immigrant parents in New York City public schools and farmworkers in North Carolina.