Mitch Jeserich Hired as Executive Producer of the KPFA Morning Show

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[per interim GM Rijio.]

BERKELEY, Sept 28 - On Monday Oct 1st, Mitch Jeserich takes over as the Executive Producer of KPFA's Morning Show. Jeserich is an accomplished radio journalist, producer and anchor, who until recently was the News Editor for Wakeup Call, the morning show of Pacifica station WBAI in New York. He's also the co-founder of the New York City-based Community News Production Institute, a project of People's Production House, which trains members from historically marginalized communities to make their own media news stories.

"Mitch combines a multitude of talents – as a tenacious and gifted producer, national politics reporter, and mentor", says KPFA's interim Program Director Sasha Lilley. "We are very pleased to welcome him back to KPFA airwaves."

Mitch spent three years as the Washington DC Editor of Free Speech Radio News, heard throughout the Pacifica Radio Network, where he covered the White House, Congress and the Supreme Court. Originally from California, Mitch covered the state legislature in Sacramento for KPFA. Before becoming a journalist, Mitch worked as a community organizer in both the disability and immigrant rights communities.

"I'm very excited to be coming home where my career began," says Jeserich. "KPFA has always been instrumental in the culture and activism that is so alive in the Bay Area and I'm thankful to have this opportunity to be a part of that again."

The Morning Show is the most listened to local program on KPFA airwaves. Its daily two-hour mix of news, current affairs, analysis, and cultural programming can be heard from 7am to 9am on 94.1FM in the Bay Area and 88.1 FM on KFCF in Fresno.  Jeserich takes over from interim Executive Producer Laura Prives, who will return to her position as the Morning Show's Associate Producer.