Laura Klivans

I'm a community health reporter at KQED Public Radio in San Francisco. I've also worked with NPR, PRI, Reply All, Here & Now, the Investigative Reporting Program, KALW, The Kitchen Sisters and Ben Manilla Productions. Before getting hooked on audio, I worked in education, leading groups of high school and college youth to places like Bangladesh, Peru and Guatemala. One of my favorite jobs was teaching on the Thai-Burmese border, where I worked with immigrants and refugees. I won the 2016 North Gate Award for Excellence in Audio Reporting and Production and the Gobind Behari Lal Award for Excellence in Reporting on a Science or Health Story for a radio documentary about adults with imaginary friends. I'm a UC Berkeley Human Rights Fellow, and a former Coro and AJWS World Partners Fellow. I have a master’s in journalism from U.C. Berkeley, a master’s in education from Harvard, and an undergraduate degree from Northwestern.

Published Work:


UC Human Rights Center Fellowship (March 2016)
This fellowship, from the Human Rights Center at UC Berkeley's School of Law, will fund Laura's reporting on the impact of charging juveniles as adults in California.
Dean's Merit Fellowship, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism (February 2014)
UC Berkeley scholarship awarded to individuals with outstanding work experience.
Double Impact Social Justice Grant, American Jewish World Service (May 2008)
Awarded grant to work on social justice issues through American Jewish World Service.
World Partners Fellowship, American Jewish World Service (May 2006)
Travel and work grant awarded to individuals working on human rights issues.
Coro Fellowship in Public Affairs, Coro Leadership Center (September 2004)
Chosen for selective year-long public affairs fellowship in St. Louis.