Collin Campbell Managing Director for Audio Content and Strategy
Collin Campbell is the Managing Director for Audio Content and Strategy at Southern California Public Radio. He oversees its award-winning shows and hosts, as well as programming on 89.3 KPCC-FM in Los Angeles and Orange Counties, 89.1 KUOR-FM in the Inland Empire, 90.1 KVLA-FM in the Coachella Valley and 89.5 KJAI in Ventura County. As Managing Director, Collin helps lead a cross-platform team which spans kpcc.org, KPCC podcasts, on-demand audio and Crawford Family Forum events.
Before joining SCPR, Campbell spent almost 10 years at WNYC in New York, reporting and producing for local and national programs. He was the co-creator and Executive Producer of Freakonomics Radio, a program born as a podcast which grew to regular segments on Marketplace and a series of hour-long specials carried on more than 200 public radio stations nationwide. He was also Senior Producer on the team that created The Takeaway as a live morning show, co-produced with the New York Times and BBC World Service. From 2002 to 2006, he reported on everything from New York City’s subways to the 2004 Republican National Convention and produced "Morning Edition" for the largest public radio audience in the country. His work has appeared on NPR News programs, Marketplace, The World, On The Media, The Takeaway, WNYC, WFUV, KALW, KALX, KPFA and in print in the Houston Chronicle, Legal Affairs and New York magazine.
Before public radio, Campbell worked as a News Editor for the San Francisco Chronicle and SF Gate, an early portal for newspaper, TV and breaking news coverage. His first job was City Editor for AOL Time Warner’s network of “Digital Cities,” back when the online service had 30 million users.
Born and raised in Northern California, Campbell is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley and the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University.
Stories by Collin Campbell
Who decides the lineup of local news stories you hear on KPCC? It’s a tough job in any newsroom, and doing it well requires calm under pressure, a love for all sorts of stories, characters and communities.
"True Detective" is a show that has defined itself with connections to evil spirits. In the second season, we've now heard "Santa Muerte" referenced more than once and seen an ominous skeleton in the house of Vinci city manager and kidnapping victim Ben Casper.
The fictional bullet train might be the MacGuffin for True Detective's second season: where does it go and how similar is it to the real life high speed rail project?
The HBO drama is set in a dark, ominous and fictitious Southern California city. The show's location manager, who grew up in L.A., reveals some signature places.