Bennett Purser

Bennett Purser

associate producer, Press Play

Producer

Bennett Purser joined KCRW's Press Play in 2020 as a lucky producer who found a job during the COVID-19 pandemic and recession. Before joining the station, he spent two years as a producer for APM's Marketplace, covering business and economics. He started his journalism career at Utah Public Radio, and moved to Los Angeles in 2018 to intern for NPR's Morning Edition. In his free time he likes traveling, concerts, live storytelling and rollerblading on the strand.

Bennett Purser on KCRW

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New documentary highlights trans student athletes struggle to play

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from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

In late September 2020, then-President Trump ordered an end to racial sensitivity training for federal employees, though later President Biden reversed that order.

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In late September 2020, then-President Trump ordered an end to racial sensitivity training for federal employees, though later President Biden reversed that order.

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from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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