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Linnea Edmeier

Managing Editor for News and Information

As Managing Editor for News and Information, Linnea Edmeier oversees and coordinates the creation of News and Information content, including Capital Public Radio News, Insight with Beth Ruyak, Capital Public Radio Network (CPRN) The View From Here and digital outputs.

Previously she produced the afternoon live newscast for KGO Radio in San Francisco. An essential part of the fast paced award winning newsroom, Linnea oversaw story coverage, coordinated reporters and managed breaking news.

Linnea’s expertise includes audio, documentary film and photography. You may have seen her work in independent films such as the PBS Ken Burns documentary, Prohibition, heard her voice covering NASA from Cape Canaveral, or seen her photos in various online news packages. Her work has earned multiple industry accolades including Associated Press Mark Twain Awards and a National Edward R. Murrow award for breaking news. She is frequently consulted as an expert on California wildfires.

An alumna of UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism’s documentary program, Linnea recently served as the School’s Engagement Lead overseeing alumni affairs, communications, industry outreach and online engagement.

In a former life, Linnea fought wildfires as a captain with Cal Fire.


    Stories by Linnea Edmeier

  • Vanessa S. Nelson / Capital Public Radio

    Editor’s Note: On Choosing The Topic Of Rural Suicide

    September 9, 2018

    Our decision to spend nearly a year on the topic of rural suicide came after we learned that Amador County, with a population of less than 40,000, has the third-highest suicide rate in the state.

  • AP Photo / Rich Pedroncelli

    Fire FAQ: How To Understand What You Hear About Wildfires

    October 10, 2017

    It can be difficult to follow all the information about fast-changing wildfires. CapRadio Managing Editor and former CAL FIRE captain Linnea Edmeier explains the terms firefighters use and what you should do when you hear them.