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

President Trump had promised huge sweeps of undocumented immigrants over the weekend. But reports say ICE made only a handful of arrests.

What's different about U.S. deportation policy now?

President Trump had promised huge sweeps of undocumented immigrants over the weekend. But reports say ICE made only a handful of arrests.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

"The Farewell" stars Awkwafina as a New Yorker who returns to China when her grandma gets diagnosed with cancer and has a short time to live.

In 'The Farewell,' keeping grandma in the dark about her cancer

"The Farewell" stars Awkwafina as a New Yorker who returns to China when her grandma gets diagnosed with cancer and has a short time to live.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The U.S. women’s soccer team celebrated their World Cup victory with a parade in New York. Thousands of fans lined the streets to congratulate the two-time world champions.

Will U.S. women's soccer team win their fight for higher pay?

The U.S. women’s soccer team celebrated their World Cup victory with a parade in New York. Thousands of fans lined the streets to congratulate the two-time world champions.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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