Season Two CORE TEAM
Managing Editor, KALW
Veteran Audio Editor
Head of Development, Rainforest Entertainment
EIC, Jet and Ebony Magazines
Luis M. Gil
Producer, Duolingo Podcast
Head of Audio, INSCAPE
PUBLICITY/AUDIO MARKETING SPECIALIST
Former AIRMedia marketing lead
Former Analyst at Twitter
Producer, Snap Judgment
Podcaster, You Had Me at Black
Executive Director of 90 Days, 90 Voices
Former Gun Violence Reporting Fellow at the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma
Kenia D. Serrette
Commercial Digital Designer
Visual Communications Specialist
Independent Producer and Editor
Led creative teams, Al Jazeera & KALW
Taught audio production at UC-Berkeley
CEO, Lantigua Williams & Co.
Senior Editor, The Atlantic
Season One team
Jesse Alejandro Cottrell
is a fellow at NPR’s Latino USA, where he reports and produces radio stories. He has written for The California Magazine, Vice Magazine, The Atlantic, Harper's, and other publications. He also served as an associate producer on the PBS documentary “By Blood.” For 70 Million, he looks at two conflicting law enforcement efforts in Pima County, Arizona: one designed to lower the incarceration rate, and one that’s sending people to jail over traffic violations and minor drug offenses. @JesseAlejandro
has almost two decades of experience telling stories. Her multimedia reporting has taken her throughout the United States, the Caribbean, South and Central America, as well as Mexico and the U.S.-Mexico border. For 70 Million, she visits the most populous county in Texas, Harris County, to chronicle how local organizers and the DA’s office teamed up to galvanize sentencing reforms in the county. @HomelandsProd
is a longform evangelist in Austin, TX reporting print stories and audio documentaries, podcasts. He's produced for APM Reports, WBEZ, Audible and Pagatim. Freelance stories of his have been published in ProPublica, Esquire, Topic, and The Daily Beast. For 70 Million, he reports on ankle monitors, devices that for-profit companies are contracting out to ICE as a supposed alternative to detaining undocumented immigrants.
is a writer, reporter and podcast producer based in Boston. She’s a teacher at CUNY Journalism School’s bilingual master’s program, and the business reporter for Cannabis Wire. She covered immigration and extremist politics at PRI “The World.” For 70 Million, she documents a pilot program in Gloucester, MA that has turned national in the fight against the opioid crisis. @mariamurriel
is an award-winning independent journalist who lives in Chicago. Her work has appeared in a variety of print and radio outlets, including The Christian Science Monitor, Chicago magazine, and Radio Netherlands Worldwide. For 70 Million, she chronicles the efforts of the uniquely positioned public defender in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Still She Rises, as they work to defend black mothers @nissarhee
is a public radio and audio producer based in Cambridge, MA. She’s a contributor for PRI’s The World and the BBC World Service and recently produced the podcast The New American Songbook with The Groundtruth Project. Heidi has also worked on films for National Geographic’s “Explorer.” For 70 Million, she documents what it’s like to go through Veterans Court, a specialty court that’s specifically meeting the needs of veterans in the state of Massachusetts…. @byheidishin
is a multiple award-winning reporter, covering mostly housing and homelessness in the Bay Area for KALW Public Radio. She's also the "Roving Philosophical Reporter" for the nationally-broadcast radio show, Philosophy Talk. For 70 Million, she follows two foster youth in the Bay Area who are making their way out of the system, in part thanks to the new Continuum of Care laws. @internetliza
is covers social justice issues and gun violence for WLRN, South Florida’s NPR affiliate. She is the recipient of a 2017 Regional Edward R. Murrow Award and a 2016 Investigative Reporting award from the National Association of Black Journalists. Her work has appeared in the Miami Herald, NPR and Public Radio International's The World. Green's reporting has also been cited in Teen Vogue, Refinery 29 and the Washington Post. For 70 Million, Nadege and Daniel (below) report on how mental health intersects with the criminal justice system. @NadegeGreen
is a reporter and producer for WLRN, covering the criminal justice system and other urban issues. Before joining the team, he was an investigative reporter and producer on the television series "The Naked Truth," and a digital reporter for Fusion. His work has won honors of the Murrow Awards, Sunshine State Awards and Green Eyeshade Awards, and he has also been nominated for a Livingston Award and a GLAAD Award on reporting on the background of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's tenure as Attorney General of Oklahoma and on the Orlando nightclub shooting, respectively.
is an independent journalist and a senior fellow with the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism. Her work focuses on culture, power and powerlessness, identity and media, and her radio stories have aired on NPR, WBUR’s Here & Now, PRI’s The World and Studio 360, and The World in Words podcast. For 70 Million, she investigates litigation surrounding criminal justice reform in New Orleans. @sonipaul
season one alumni
Amy is a journalist, author, editor and award-winning communicator who has published widely in nonfiction and for outlets including The Atlantic, The Nation, The Root, NPR, and more.
Kemi is an independent producer whose work has appeared in NPR, Latina to Latina, Gimlet Media, and more. She’s also a Burns Fellow and spent time in Berlin reporting for Der Spiegel.