About The Speaker

Andrea Kissack was born in Los Angeles. She found radio news through her college radio station at UC Santa Barbara. With a love for telling stories, asking questions and challenging authority, she set off for her first job as a reporter for WUSF-FM in Tampa, Florida. After three years of news reporting and a brief stint miscast as an opera reporter, she returned to California to work as a reporter for KLON-FM in Long Beach, KNX-AM, the Los Angeles based CBS radio affiliate and the Orange County Television News Channel in Santa Ana. Andrea also served as producer and program director for KPFA radio in Berkeley. Andrea has been at KQED Radio for more than ten years, working first as a producer for the daily call-in show, Forum, and then as the senior producer for The California Report. She is currently the Senior Radio Editor and Television Narrator of QUEST, a weekly science and environment program on KQED Public Radio, TV and kqed.org. Andrea earned a B.A. in Broadcasting and Political Science from CSU Long Beach and an M.A. in Telecommunications Management from Ohio University.