Tena Rubio

Tena Rubio

Independent Producer

Producer

Tena Rubio is an award-winning radio journalist based in San Francisco and Los Angeles. She’s a frequent contributor to NPR’s Latino USA and is the former host & executive producer of the nationally syndicated show, Making Contact. A former TV producer & news writer, she is currently Board Secretary for the Association of Independents in Radio (AIR). This work was produced as a project for USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, The California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowships.

Tena Rubio on KCRW

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White House in turmoil after less than a month in office

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