KCRW brings a unique mix of music, events, news, and cultural content to curious communities around the corner and around the world. We are NPR’s flagship member station in Southern California and a non-profit public media organization. Through our 18-month Report LA Fellowship program we look to diversify public media newsrooms of the future and grow the next generation of journalistic talent.

The Report LA Fellowship program provides professional development through hands-on experiences, access to networking opportunities, and mentorship from some of our top professionals on staff. Fellows contribute to KCRW’s news coverage from day one and learn every aspect of public radio journalism including news and culture show production, audio field recording, reporting news stories, and digital writing. Fellows have access to the vast cultural resources of Southern California and the opportunity to develop their capacity and grow their passions.

KCRW hosts a cohort of two Report LA Fellows at a time. Our current fellows are with us until February 2025.

Eddie Sun
Report LA Fellow

Eddie Sun is a Report LA Fellow for 2023 - 2025. He graduated from USC, where he started the school's first non-fiction literary magazine, hosted a weekly NBA podcast, and won an LA Press Club award. He's interned at CNN and most recently the SF Standard.

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Kelsey Ngante
Report LA Fellow

Kelsey Ngante is a Report LA Fellow for 2023 - 2025. She graduated from UCLA where she produced, edited and hosted a weekly pop culture radio show at UCLA Radio. She's also written for FEM Newsmagazine and worked on their audio content, and interned at KNBC.

Rebekah Ludman

Report LA Fellow 2022 - 2023

Rebekah Naomi Gallardo Ludman works at KNX News. Before she had a KCRW Report LA Fellowship, she covered crime and public safety for the Chico Enterprise-Record and interned for Hey SoCal. She earned a master's degree in journalism at Emerson College and a bachelor's degree from Cal State Long Beach.

Andrea Bautista

Report LA Fellow 2022 - 2023

Andrea Bautista is a producer with KCRW's Audience Lab. She first came to KCRW in 2015 as a volunteer helping out at events and as a production assistant. In 2017, she joined the Social Media team at KCRW. Five years and one pandemic later, she decided to try a career change and became a Report LA Fellow. Andrea graduated from Cal State Northridge with a major in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Spanish Language Journalism.

Danielle Chiriguayo

Report LA Fellow 2019 - 2021

Danielle Chiriguayo is an award-winning journalist born and raised in LA. As digital news producer for KCRW, she works to bridge the gap between broadcast and digital by adapting radio content for other platforms and through original multimedia reporting.

Prior her fellowship at KCRW, Chiriguayo worked at Marketplace, where she reported digital-first features and trend-based stories and helped develop short-form content. When she isn't working, she can be found riding public transit, listening to disco, and yearning for her next cup of coffee.

Angel Carreras
Report LA Fellow 2019 - 2021

Angel Carreras is a producer on the NPR show Planet Money. As a freelance podcast producer and award-winning storyteller he previously worked on projects for Higher Ground Media, Crooked Media, Bad Robot, and as a full-time producer at the Los Angeles Times.

Prior to his fellowship at KCRW, Carreras was a reporter for the Santa Monica Daily Press.