Vinnee Tong is the managing editor and director of news at KQED. She is part of a leadership team that oversees KQED’s audio and digital newsroom covering the San Francisco Bay Area and California. Vinnee has been leading the newsroom through cultural change to better serve audiences and to prioritize equity when it comes to race, class and gender.
She was part of the founding team that created The Bay, a local news podcast from KQED that highlights underrepresented people and points of view. Previously at KQED, she worked as a producer and editor, covering wildfires, white nationalist rallies, many elections and also the use of the nickname Frisco.
Before KQED, Vinnee was a print reporter at the Associated Press and newspapers. She has won awards for her reporting including a regional RTNDA Edward R. Murrow Award, as well as awards from the New York Press Club and the Society of American Business Editors and Writers.
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