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Rachael Myrow

2023 Speaker

RACHAEL MYROW is senior editor of KQED’s Silicon Valley News Desk. You can hear her work on NPR, The World, WBUR’s Here & Now and the BBC. She also guest hosts for KQED’s Forum. Over the years, she’s talked with Kamau Bell, Lyrics Born, David Byrne, Kamala Harris, Tony Kushner, Armistead Maupin, Van Dyke Parks, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Tommie Smith, among others. Before all this, she hosted The California Report for 7+ years, reporting on topics like assisted living facilities, the robot takeover of Amazon, and chocolate persimmons. Awards? Sure: Peabody, Edward R. Murrow, Regional Edward R. Murrow, RTNDA, Northern California RTNDA, SPJ Northern California Chapter, LA Press Club, Golden Mic. Prior to joining KQED, Myrow worked in Los Angeles at KPCC and Marketplace. She holds degrees in English and journalism from UC Berkeley (where she got her start at public radio on the show Film Close Ups at KALX-FM). Outside of the studio, you’ll find Myrow circling the Stanford Dish, and whipping up Instagram-ready meals in her kitchen.