Zeke Reed

Zeke Reed

Producer, Greater LA

Zeke does all things audio. Record and radio producer, podcaster, musician - if it involves sound, he’s down. A native of Topanga, Zeke graduated with a degree in cognitive neuroscience and political philosophy from the University of Virginia before becoming a Coro Fellow back home in Los Angeles. 

He’s spent the last few years working at USC’s Annenberg School of Journalism and building a studio practice at his home in the mountains. He recently joined KCRW as a fill-in producer on Greater LA.

Zeke Reed on KCRW

OJ Simpson, 76, died on Wednesday. Thirty years ago, his murder trial and acquittal became a flashpoint of celebrity, race, and jurisprudence.

OJ Simpson dies — his trial put race and domestic violence on national stage

OJ Simpson, 76, died on Wednesday. Thirty years ago, his murder trial and acquittal became a flashpoint of celebrity, race, and jurisprudence.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

All 371 locations of 99 Cents Only stores will close permanently, which means a big loss for those who rely on a low-income brick-and-mortar retailer in their neighborhood.

‘Fellowship of frugality’: 99 Cents Only stores to shut down

All 371 locations of 99 Cents Only stores will close permanently, which means a big loss for those who rely on a low-income brick-and-mortar retailer in their neighborhood.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The group Open Books is giving what it calls “LGBTQ+ affirming literature” to public schools, including every elementary campus in the LAUSD.

LA nonprofit puts banned LGBTQ books in school libraries

The group Open Books is giving what it calls “LGBTQ+ affirming literature” to public schools, including every elementary campus in the LAUSD.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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