Madeleine Brand

Madeleine Brand

Host, Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Madeleine Brand joined KCRW in 2013 to host the award-winning daily news and culture show, Press Play. Madeleine is also host of the nationally syndicated foreign affairs show, America Abroad. Prior to KCRW, Madeleine was an anchor on the KCET television news show, SoCal Connected. Before that, Madeleine worked in New York and Washington for NPR.

Madeleine has a master's degree from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, where she later taught documentary radio. She has a BA from the University of California Berkeley, where she graduated with honors in English.

Madeleine lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two children.

Madeleine Brand on KCRW

LA Rabbi Steve Leder says there’s a lot of catastrophic (and thus unproductive) thinking among his congregants.

Rabbi’s wisdom on coronavirus coping

LA Rabbi Steve Leder says there’s a lot of catastrophic (and thus unproductive) thinking among his congregants.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

With many people staying at home due to coronavirus, our apartments and houses have become work spaces, classrooms, gyms.

Mental health at home

With many people staying at home due to coronavirus, our apartments and houses have become work spaces, classrooms, gyms.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Officials say America has plenty of food, but it’s tough to find staples on grocery store shelves.

Grocery work, supply chain

Officials say America has plenty of food, but it’s tough to find staples on grocery store shelves.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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