Team 2017

Molly Nugent – Producer

I love New York because … of its diversity and energy. There’s no shortage of interesting people to talk to and places to explore. And pizza… and bagels.

Why Radio, why now? Radio is such a uniquely intimate experience and if I love listening to it, why not make it myself?

If I can host any radio program, it would be … “Death, Sex and Money.”

My subject concentration is … urban reporting.

After graduation I plan to … go on a trip with money I don’t have and then get a job.

My zodiac sign is … Virgo.

My favorite podcasts include … “Radiolab,” “More Perfect,” “Death, Sex, & Money,” “Ear Hustle,” “Revisionist History,” “Criminal.”

 


Oscar Gonzalez – Producer

I love New York because … everything is here. When you live in a smaller city, sometimes you have to travel to another city just to see a certain band or sporting event. In New York, it’s all here. 

Why Radio, why now? I’ve been podcasting since 2009 so I enjoy talking into a mic. Radio seems to be the right fit for what I like.

If I can host any radio program it would be … a long-form interview with interesting guests.

My subject concentration is … Business Reporting.

After graduation I plan to … get a job with Bloomberg.

My zodiac sign is … Cancer.

My favorite podcasts … “Joe Rogan Experience,” “LOS,” “UFC Unfiltered,” “You Know What Dude!”


Stefan Anderson – Assistant Producer

I love New York because … of the energy. We have to be specific about New York because in Poughkeepsie, NY you get a different vibe. But New York City brings out the most in me and makes me want to go after it.

Why Radio, why now? Radio is what I originally started with in undergrad and I always loved the form. With podcasting coming into play I think it’s a great place to showcase my skills.

If I can host any radio program it would be … “What’s Good” or “Revisionist History.”

My subject concentration is … Arts and Culture.

After graduation I plan to … gain employment where I can produce sports content on man platforms.

My zodiac sign is … Libra, of course.

My favorite podcasts include … “Up First,” “What’s Good,” “Revisionist History,” “The Lowe Post,” “The Bill Simmons Podcast,” “The Basketball Friends,” “Hidden Brain.”


Vicki Adame – Host

I love New York because … ummm, well, Macy’s is here.

Why Radio, why now? It’s a great way to tell a story. Podcasting especially allows you to tell a story with freedom not often found.

My subject concentration is … International Reporting.

After graduation I plan to … Take a vacation… probably Maui/ And then head to Mexico City to start a career as a foreign correspondent.

My zodiac sign is … Sagittarius and I live up to it.

My favorite podcasts include … “Dirty John” by the LA Times… it’s a five-part series, but it pulls you in. “Mejor vete, Cristina” – it’s Univision’s venture into podcasting. All in Spanish but again what a great story. And it’s great to see Spanish-language podcasts. And, of course, “Radio Ambulante”… I love the Latin America focus which I feel is not covered enough by the media.


Lucy Huang – Host

 

I love New York because … I was born here. I really can’t imagine living anywhere else.

Why Radio, why now? Part of science journalist is about telling stories and there are so many ways to do that. I think radio is one of the most personal and approachable. I want to bring that aspect to science reporting.

If I can host any radio program it would be … “Radio lab!” I don’t have as great of a voice as Jad or Robert but I would love to work with them.

My subject concentration is … Health and Science.

After graduation I plan to … work on a podcast.

My zodiac sign is … Capricorn.

My favorite podcasts include … “Invisibilia,” “The Daily,” “Still Processing,” “Radiolab” and “Only Human.”


Samia Bouzid – Reporter

I love New York because … there is someplace to dance every night of the week.

Why Radio, why now? Sound has always moved me. Beyond that, I think podcasts make room for voices I haven’t always heard and they make my world bigger.

If I could work on any radio show it would be … the “TED Radio Hour.” I love ideas and discovering humans behind them.

My subject concentration is … Health and Science.

After graduation I plan to … tell stories about science.

My zodiac sign is … Taurus.

My favorite podcasts include … “Invisibilia,” “Radiolab,” “Only Human,” “Code Switch,” and “Radio Ambulante” … to name a few!


Manolo Morales – Reporter

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Nicole Rothwell – Reporter and Music Producer

I love New York because … of its food, people and subway (I hate driving). My seven years living in NYC has changed my life. I still miss my family, the chill vibes and open green spaces of Washington state, but I hope that native New Yorkers are okay that I call NYC my home.

Why radio, Why now? I’m obsessed with podcasts and get most of my news through radio. But I had never done audio storytelling until I started at CUNY J School. I expected to focus on visual journalism, but I fell in love with the behind-the-scenes of radio. Audio as a storytelling medium is intimate, accessible and powerful. With my earbuds in, I feel like the host and I are old friends and as the subway train whirls by each station my mind gets lost in the world of the story I’m listening to. I want to be part of that magic.

If I can host any radio program it would be … I don’t know about hosting, but I would love to report a story for the Center of Investigative Reporting’s “Reveal” podcast.

My subject concentration is … International Reporting.

After graduation I plan to … get paid for my reporting! I would love to find an opportunity with public radio or a podcast. My dream job is to be a reporter or producer with a narrative storytelling podcast or radio show.

My zodiac sign is … Scorpio. We Scorpios dig until we uncover the truth. Maybe more of us should become journalists…

My favorite podcasts include …  too many to list, but I’ll try: “Death, Sex & Money”; “Politically Re-Active”; “2 Dope Queens”; “Intercepted”; “Reveal”; “Latino USA”; “Radio Ambulante”; “Serial”; and more.


Erin DeGregorio – Online Producer

I love New York because … there’s never a dull moment in this city.

Why Radio, why now? Radio and podcasting are reaching a larger audience than ever before, and we, as journalists, have the ability and power to talk about our anything & everything under the Sun to listeners who have the same interests as us.

If I can host any radio program it would be … anything pop culture-related.

My subject concentration is … arts and culture reporting.

After graduation I plan to … take a well-deserved vacation and go to my city-based job (that I will have hopefully attained by December) after. 

My zodiac sign is … Cancer — “When a job needs to get done, a Cancer will roll their sleeves up and finish it successfully.”

My favorite podcasts include … “The Nerdist Podcast,” “Fresh Air,” “Pop Culture Happy Hour,” The Ringer’s “Bachelor Party,” iHeart Radio’s “The Ben and Ashley Almost Got Famous Podcast,” Sports Illustrated’s “Very Olympic Today.”


*Photographs by Nicole Rothwell