Monday, March 29th


The Facts of Being Female: A Discussion of Safety, Equity, and the Future of the Journalistic Gaze

In honor of Women’s History Month, please join Berkeley Journalism in welcoming an all-star, cross-media panel of four female journalists for a candid, fearless discussion of their careers and the unique challenges that women—in particular, women of color—continue to face in the media industry. All Berkeley Journalism students, faculty and staff are welcome to attend. This special event is hosted by UC Berkeley’s Women in Media chapter, moderated by Brett Simpson (’21) and Sasha Hupka (’22).

A woman with long, dark hair smiles at the camera. She is wearing a grey blazer over a white shirt and is set against a light blue background, embodying the professionalism typical of Berkeley Journalism graduates.Kimbriell Kelly is the Washington Bureau Chief at The Los Angeles Times. As a deputy editor for enterprise and investigations at The Times’ Washington bureau, Kelly edited immigration coverage that led to a Pulitzer Prize. Formerly an investigative reporter at The Washington Post, she also was a 2019 Pulitzer Prize finalist and was part of the team that launched The Post’s “Fatal Force” series on police-involved shootings, which won the Pulitzer Prize for national reporting in 2016. She is an expert in public-records requests, research, and data analysis. Previously, she worked for The Chicago Reporter and The Daily Herald.

Tamara Keith (’01) is a White House correspondent for NPR and a co-host of the NPR Politics Podcast. She also is part of the Politics Monday team on PBS NewsHour and is a member of the White House Correspondents’ Association board. She joined NPR in 2009 as a business reporter, but got her start in radio as a teenager, writing essays for NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday. Previously, she produced, hosted, and reported B-side Radio, a 72-episode public radio podcast, and reported on agriculture, the environment, economic issues, and state politics for KQED’s California Report. In 2007, she received an award from the Society of Environmental Journalists for her work on the show. She is an alumna of Berkeley Journalism.

Angélica M. Casas (’17) is a Senior Video Producer at BBC News. As a bilingual journalist, she travels throughout the US and Latin America reporting on the effects of policy on underrepresented communities, the coronavirus pandemic, fronteras and immigration. Her English and Spanish work has also appeared on PBS Newshour, AJ+, KQED, The San Francisco Chronicle and The San Antonio Express-News. Casas is an alumna of Berkeley Journalism. There, she won two student Emmys and was president of the school’s National Association of Hispanic Journalists chapter.

Alyssa Schukar is a freelance photographer, journalist and educator. She is a regular contributor to The New York Times, and her images have also appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, the Atlantic, and TIME Magazine. In 2019, Schukar and two other journalists founded Prism Workshop, which provides support and advocacy for young photographers of diverse backgrounds. She is also a returning faculty member at the Missouri Photo Workshop, which connects early-career photographers with industry leaders.


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Julie Hirano