Rachael Myrow is KQED's South Bay arts reporter, covering arts and culture in San Mateo, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz Counties. She also guest hosts for The California Report and Forum, files stories for NPR and hosts a podcast called Love in the Digital Age.
Her passion for public radio was born as an undergrad at the University of California at Berkeley, writing movie reviews for KALX-FM. After finishing one degree in English, she got another in journalism, landed a job at Marketplace in Los Angeles, and another at KPCC, before returning to the Bay Area to work at KQED.
She spent more than seven years hosting The California Report, and over the past 20 years has won a Peabody and three Edward R. Murrow Awards (one for covering the MTA Strike, her first assignment as a full-time reporter in 2000) as well as numerous other honors including from the Society of Professional Journalists, the Radio Television News Directors Association and the LA Press Club.
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In recent weeks, a jury in Los Angeles Superior Court has been diving deep into the world of artificial hips. They’re hearing the case of a Montana man whose hip implant went bad –- but they’re also laying the legal groundwork for what’s expected to be a massive settlement between the maker of the hip and more than 10,000 Americans.
De Puy, a subsidiary of Johnson and Johnson, stands accused of producing a defective design, failing to warn doctors and patients when word first came trickling back the hip was failing at high rates, and then moving too slowly to recall the product.