Line of Sight Podcast

Vinnee Tong

Episode Summary

Vinnee Tong is the managing editor of news at KQED. She was the founding editor of The Bay, a storytelling news podcast from KQED. Previously, she was a producer on the Bay Curious podcast. Before KQED, Vinnee was a print reporter at the Associated Press and newspapers where she covered local news from City Hall as well as business news from New York, like the financial meltdown of 2008. She has won awards for her reporting including an RTNDA Edward R. Murrow Award, as well as awards from the New York Press Club and the Society of American Business Editors and Writers. In this installment, Brigit and Don speak with Vinnee about her move from print journalism to audio and podcasting, the complexity of systems journalism, her struggles as a woman of color in journalism, serving the KQED audience, being reflective of the Bay Area community, journalist coverage on equity and income inequality, the potential for youth to pursue journalism, and her role models in the industry.