Isabella Bloom

Isabella Bloom


I am an audio and print reporter born and raised in Sonoma County. I’m currently an intern at KQED The California Report Magazine, working on long-form audio stories and helping produce the weekly half-hour show. Previously, I interned at POLITICO California, working on the daily politics newsletter and creating audio content for POLITICO Newsroom. I also interned at The Sacramento Bee as a Capitol Bureau intern, covering the state Legislature and environmental policy.


  • University of California Davis — BA in International Relations, BA in Japanese (2017 – 2020)


  • KQED, The California Report Magazine Intern

  • POLITICO, California Editorial Intern

  • The Sacramento Bee, Capitol Bureau Intern

  • Investigative Reporting Program, Research Assistant


  • PRI's The World: "The art of sashiko continues to help residents 10 years after tsunami and earthquake"

  • The Sacramento Bee: "Who will take care of the disabled and elderly? California faces ‘unprecedented’ labor shortage"

  • The Sacramento Bee: "A dry California creek bed looked like a wildfire risk. Then the beavers went to work"

  • KALW Crosscurrents: "Richmond Art Studio Keeps People With Disabilities Connected During The Pandemic"

  • KQED The California Report: “How Do Fire Victims Vote-By-Mail? Registrars Are Helping”


  • Asian American Journalists Association

  • Equity & Inclusion Committee

  • The Student Leadership Committee