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

We’re supposed to stay home to limit the spread of coronavirus. But for those living with an abusive partner or family member, home could be the most dangerous place right now.

Domestic violence during COVID-19

We’re supposed to stay home to limit the spread of coronavirus. But for those living with an abusive partner or family member, home could be the most dangerous place right now.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

N ew York is calling on health care workers from all over to come help with the flood of coronavirus patients.

Traveling nurse treats COVID-19 patients

N ew York is calling on health care workers from all over to come help with the flood of coronavirus patients.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

LA Mayor Eric Garcetti talks about whether more places in LA will shut down due to the coronavirus outbreak, how much equipment the city still needs, when we’ll have a vaccine and…

Mayor Garcetti on COVID-19 vaccine, return to ‘normalcy’

LA Mayor Eric Garcetti talks about whether more places in LA will shut down due to the coronavirus outbreak, how much equipment the city still needs, when we’ll have a vaccine and…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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