Sarah Sweeney

Managing producer

Producer/KCRW Staff

Before joining KCRW’s Press Play in 2016, Sarah Sweeney was a producer for KCRW’s To The Point and Which Way, LA? Prior to that, she worked as a freelance producer on All Things Considered newscasts and several KPCC programs, including Take Two and The Frame. Sarah interned for NPR’s National Desk in 2013 while finishing her Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science at Cal State LA. Sarah is a Southern California native who enjoys hiking in the San Gabriel Mountains with her husband and their dog, Paloma.

Sarah Sweeney on KCRW

In Redding, California, firefighters are still battling the large Mountain Fire that broke out late Thursday morning.

With more natural disasters, insurance companies withdraw from high-risk areas

In Redding, California, firefighters are still battling the large Mountain Fire that broke out late Thursday morning.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Laverne Cox has earned her third Emmy nomination for her role as sassy hairdresser and inmate Sophia Burset on Netflix's "Orange is the New Black."

Emmy nominee Laverne Cox on elevating stories of trans people

Laverne Cox has earned her third Emmy nomination for her role as sassy hairdresser and inmate Sophia Burset on Netflix's "Orange is the New Black."

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

March for Our Lives unveiled what they’re calling "A Peace Plan for a Safer America."

Parkland survivors offer 'Peace Plan' to end mass shootings. Can it be enacted?

March for Our Lives unveiled what they’re calling "A Peace Plan for a Safer America."

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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