Polly has worked for a variety of news and public affairs programs, including The California Report’s“Health Dialogues” and Forum on KQED. Before that, she was a producer on AirTalk with Larry Mantle on KPCC radio, and These Days on KPBS. Polly’s work has won awards from the Radio and Television News Directors Association of Northern California, the Society of Professional Journalists (Southern California and Northern California chapters), the Radio and Television News Association. She’s also won a Taste Award.
She considers herself to be a citizen of the world, having grown up in Cairo before coming to the United States. Polly speaks Arabic and can say, “I’d like a martini, please” in Swahili.