Monica Lam

Monica Lam


Monica has traveled across five continents telling stories from inside factories in China to deep in the Amazon jungle as a reporter, producer and filmmaker. For the past decade, she worked at KQED, San Francisco Bay Area’s NPR and PBS affiliate, where she served as a TV executive producer and senior editor of digital content.

Prior to that, Monica worked at the Center for Investigative Reporting, where she examined conditions inside maximum security prisons and abuse in state-run institutions for the developmentally disabled. Previously, she produced and directed “Journey of the Bonesetter’s Daughter,” a documentary that follows novelist Amy Tan as she creates an opera based on her family history.

Monica’s work has been honored with an Alfred I. duPont Award, five Emmy Awards, Edward R. Murrow Awards and a Gracie Award and has been recognized by Investigative Reporters and Editors, the Society of Professional Journalists, Religion Newswriters Association and the San Francisco Peninsula Press Club.

Monica studied Urban Studies at Stanford University and earned a Masters degree in Journalism at University of California, Berkeley.