Armon Ali Owlia is a graduate student in multimedia journalism.
He is the creator, producer, and host of the video series, “For The Community,” and the podcast, “The Aut Cast,” which covers neurodiversity rights, a cause close to his heart.
In 2023, Owlia’s completed his Master’s thesis, “This American Divide,” using multimedia journalism to take a deeper look into political polarization in the United States. At the 2023 Multimedia Showcase, Owlia announced that a second season “This American Divide” would be produced, being released in May 2024.
His broad global experiences, from being raised in a multicultural environment, living in Hong Kong, and extensive travel, has given him an international perspective and empathy that he frequently incorporates into his journalism.
Owlia has contributed pieces to a variety of publications, including The San Francisco Chronicle and The Philadelphia Inquirer, and has participated in investigative reporting with KQED, The Bay Area’s NPR affiliate.
Owlia received a Bachelor’s degree in journalism from Drexel University in 2020.
Owlia is a fan of sports, science fiction, trivia, film, and music. He is a passionate traveller, interested in learning more about people, food, art, and culture to expand his perspective and his audience’s.
UC Berkeley: Master's in Journalism (M.J.) – 2021-2023
Drexel University: Bachelor's (B.A.) in Communications, Journalism Concentration – 2016-2020
Investigative Reporting Program/KQED/California Reporting Project – Intern (2022)
Video Freelancer (2014-2022)
Marketing Communications Assistant – Connell (2017)
Creative Services Intern – Philadelphia Magazine (2019)
Teaching Assistant – UC Berkeley (2022)
REPORTING INTERESTSCulture, Food, Neurodiversity rights, Politics, Sports, Travel