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Linnea Edmeier Named Managing Editor for News

Contact: Constance Crawford

Sacramento, Calif - October 21, 2015; Veteran journalist Linnea Edmeier has been hired as Managing Editor for News and Information at Capital Public Radio. The position includes oversight of Capital Public Radio News, Insight with Beth Ruyak, Capital Public Radio Network (CPRN), The View From Here Documentary unit, PolitiFact California and more.

Edmeier brings a wide range of journalism and editorial experiences.  Previously, she produced the afternoon live newscast for KGO Radio in San Francisco. As an integral part of the fast-paced award winning newsroom, she oversaw story coverage, coordinated reporters and managed breaking news.

Edmeier’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.

Considering Edmeier’s former career as a fire captain, it’s natural that she views the newsroom as a team effort. “It’s an honor to join a news team and organization that is dedicated to innovation and absolutely valuesthe power of “Why not?”, she stated. “Along with my expertise, I’m proud to bring distinct life experience and perspective to this award winning newsroom. I’m a first generation college graduate, an underrepresented female; I have a family and roots here in California; I’m a former fire captain—all of which fold into my sensibilities as a journalist.”

With the hiring of Linnea Edmeier, Capital Public Radio gains a global network of reporters. An alumna of the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, Edmeier recently served as the School’s engagement lead, overseeing alumni affairs, media relations and online engagement and outreach.

“Linnea brings to our operation such terrific knowledge of news and information radio,” said Chief Content Officer Joe Barr.  “She has already proven to be a capable leader in our newsroom and she’ll be integral to our plans to expand our news and information collaborations.”