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.