Amy Ta

Amy Ta

Digital News & Culture Editor

KCRW Staff/Producer

Amy Ta has worked in public media since 2010, starting as a producer for NPR's Tell Me More with Michel Martin, followed by Weekend Edition and NPR Music. She then worked on the independent podcast Tiny Spark: Investigating the Business of Doing Good. In 2016, she joined the staff of KCRW's Press Play with Madeleine Brand. Three years later, she transitioned to the digital team, writing and editing (and photographing) web content for the station's news and culture programs, including Press Play, Greater LA, Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Good Food, The Business, and more.

Amy Ta on KCRW

Fava beans are one of the most ancient plants and among the easiest to grow. They’re key in Mediterranean and Middle East food cultures.

Fava beans are nutrient-packed — use them in pasta, purees, and more

Fava beans are one of the most ancient plants and among the easiest to grow. They’re key in Mediterranean and Middle East food cultures.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

LACMA has signed on as a partner in the development of Las Vegas’ only standalone art museum. Pieces from LACMA will be on rotating loan in Vegas once the museum is complete.

LACMA to send some of its art to Vegas. Will Angelenos miss out?

LACMA has signed on as a partner in the development of Las Vegas’ only standalone art museum. Pieces from LACMA will be on rotating loan in Vegas once the museum is complete.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Erick Elliott ’s (a.k.a. Erick the Architect) first solo album, “I’ve Never Been Here Before,” features big-name collaborators like James Blake and George Clinton.

LA brings a different energy to Erick the Architect’s music

Erick Elliott ’s (a.k.a. Erick the Architect) first solo album, “I’ve Never Been Here Before,” features big-name collaborators like James Blake and George Clinton.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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from Press Play with Madeleine Brand