Janaya Williams

Janaya Williams

Host, All Things Considered

Janaya Williams is KCRW’s host of All Things Considered. Janaya has worn just about all the hats in public radio – as a reporter covering arts & culture for WNYC, a tech reporter at WWNO in New Orleans, a live events producer, a newscast anchor and fill-in host on All Things Considered. She most recently worked at NPR as a producer for Weekend All Things Considered in DC. She’s won national awards for helping cover the 2018 Pittsburgh synagogue shooting and NPR’s series #15girls

Janaya has lived in many cities, but considers moving back to LA something of a homecoming. She went to Santa Monica High – and listened to KCRW – before attending UC Berkeley and then Columbia for J-school.

Janaya Williams on KCRW

The “South Los Angeles” neighborhood didn’t exist until the early 2000s when the city changed the name of the area to wash away the stigma linked to the LA Riots.

South LA or South Central? Name depends on who you ask

The “South Los Angeles” neighborhood didn’t exist until the early 2000s when the city changed the name of the area to wash away the stigma linked to the LA Riots.

from KCRW Features

When the LA Riots broke out, KJLH-FM dropped its all-music format to become a voice for the community. Its former news director reflects on the events.

‘Rodney King was last straw’: LA DJ recalls anger behind LA Riots

When the LA Riots broke out, KJLH-FM dropped its all-music format to become a voice for the community. Its former news director reflects on the events.

from KCRW Features

Former LA City Councilman David Ryu reflects on the LA Riots and how economic inequality stoked community tensions.

LA Riots unified once-invisible Korean community

Former LA City Councilman David Ryu reflects on the LA Riots and how economic inequality stoked community tensions.

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