Naomi I. Starobin

Naomi teaches audio journalism courses and drops in to other classes to help with voice coaching.  She is passionate about the power of audio and loves seeing students master audio journalism.  

During her public media career, she has been a factchecker, reporter, managing editor, broadcast and podcast ("Grapple") host, news director, and program director.

She is an editor at WAMU/DCist, Washington, D.C.'s public radio station and local news site.  She also helps the team at WKMS in Murray, KY with their podcast, "Middle of Everywhere." In the past, she has worked at WHYY (Philadelphia), WSHU (Fairfield, CT) and Consumer Reports magazine. Before becoming a journalist, was an environmental scientist, and a ranger for the National Park Service. Still has the hat.