Nina Thorsen is a KQED radio producer and director, and frequently reports on sports, food and culture. She co-created and produced KQED's Pacific Time, a weekly radio program on Asian and Asian American issues that aired from 2000 to 2007. Before coming to KQED, Thorsen was the deputy foreign editor for Marketplace. In her home state of Minnesota, she worked for A Prairie Home Companion and for Public Radio International. Nina was honored by the Radio-TV News Directors Association of Northern California in 2012 for a series of stories on the Oakland A's stadium. She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota with a degree in speech-communication.