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

One of Donald Trump’s last California properties, a 5400 square foot Beverly Hills mansion, has been sold for $13.5 million.

Trump sells his Beverly Hills house for way above the average home price

One of Donald Trump’s last California properties, a 5400 square foot Beverly Hills mansion, has been sold for $13.5 million.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

There's one inevitable question for married couples: When are you going to have a baby? Sociologist Amy Blackstone and her husband are among those are opting out of parenthood.

The case for being childfree

There's one inevitable question for married couples: When are you going to have a baby? Sociologist Amy Blackstone and her husband are among those are opting out of parenthood.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Producer Leonardo DiCaprio and Director Leila Conners are out with a documentary called “Ice on Fire,” which focuses on people who are trying to reverse climate change, including a…

In 'Ice on Fire,' ideas to reverse global warming

Producer Leonardo DiCaprio and Director Leila Conners are out with a documentary called “Ice on Fire,” which focuses on people who are trying to reverse climate change, including a…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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