Rachael Myrow is Senior Editor of KQED's Silicon Valley News Desk. You can also hear her work on NPR, WBUR's Here & Now and the BBC. She periodically guest hosts for KQED's Forum, and interviews celebrities and moderates panels on stages across the San Francisco Bay Area. Over the years, she's interviewed Kamala Harris, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Kamau Bell, David Byrne, Van Dyke Parks, Lyrics Born, Armistead Maupin, Tony Kushner, and Tommie Smith, among others.
Before all this, she hosted The California Report for seven+ years, reporting on topics like poor state regulation of assisted living facilities, the coming robot takeover of Amazon, and how private companies extort tax breaks from cities desperate to land large employers.
Has she won awards? Sure: Peabody, Edward R. Murrow, Regional Edward R. Murrow, RTNDA, Northern California RTNDA, SPJ Northern California Chapter, LA Press Club, Golden Mic. Prior to joining KQED, Rachael worked in Los Angeles at KPCC and Marketplace. She holds degrees in English and journalism from UC Berkeley (where she got her start at public radio on the show "Film Close Ups" at KALX-FM).
Outside of the studio, you'll find Rachael circling the Stanford Dish, whipping up Instagram-ready meals in her kitchen, and doggedly trying to keep pace with The New Yorker magazines piling up by her toilet.