Los Angeles

Jennifer Brandel

Jennifer has been experimenting with journalism since the early aughts. She founded the award-winning series WBEZ’s Curious City in 2012 and is taking lessons pioneered on that project to other media outlets via a platform and editorial model called Hearken. The bulk of her reporting experience has been for public media, having reported pieces for WBEZ, NPR, APM, PRI, and playing characters on the CBC’s WireTap and Radiotopia’s Love + Radio. Prior to radio, Jennifer started a women’s workout happening called Dance Dance Party Party, managed the 2010 Third Coast International Audio Festival Conference, and worked a variety of odd jobs including ghost writing for John Hughes. Her multimedia work has been published in The New York Times and Vice.