Madeleine Brand

Madeleine Brand is the host of  the award-winning daily news and culture show, Press Play. On the show, she covers national, international and local stories through a Southern California lens.  She is also the co-host of KCRW's legal affairs podcast, The Legal Eagle Files.

Madeleine has hosted and reported for NPR and for affiliate stations for more than 30 years. She has a master's degree from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, where she also taught documentary radio. Madeleine's undergraduate degree is from the University of California Berkeley, where she graduated with honors in English.

Madeleine Brand on KCRW

Ava DuVernay’s latest project is a Netflix series that dives into the early life of former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

Ava DuVernay on how Colin Kaepernick embraced his Black identity while growing up in a mostly white town

Ava DuVernay’s latest project is a Netflix series that dives into the early life of former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

More details are emerging after cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was fatally shot by Alec Baldwin on the set of his movie "Rust."

Shooting death of Halyna Hutchins highlights the need for safety on Hollywood sets

More details are emerging after cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was fatally shot by Alec Baldwin on the set of his movie "Rust."

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Dave Grohl’s been part of the two biggest bands of the 1990s and 2000s — drummer for Nirvana and the creator/lead singer for the Foo Fighters.

Dave Grohl’s journey from Virginia childhood to stardom with Nirvana and Foo Fighters

Dave Grohl’s been part of the two biggest bands of the 1990s and 2000s — drummer for Nirvana and the creator/lead singer for the Foo Fighters.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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