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The Folks Behind Springboard-Exploring the Digital Age
 
rebecca Rebecca Roberts, Host and Managing Editor
Roberts is also the technology reporter for Public Radio International's The World (airing weekdays in the Bay Area at 2 p.m. on KQED Public Radio 88.5 and on over 125 public radio stations nationwide). Roberts moved on to San Francisco in 1997 to become the founding producer of Beyond Computers, a weekly hour-long public radio show covering the relationship between technology and society (now named Salon.com Radio). In 1999, she was recruited to be the Host and Managing Editor of Digital West, the weekly Bay Area half-hour series that led the way to the national launch of Springboard. Ms. Roberts graduated from Princeton University in 1992.

 
andy Andy Jordan, Producer/Reporter
Tokyo-born, Atlanta-native Andy Jordan comes to KQED after nearly eight years at CNN. There, he reported and anchored CNN's classroom broadcast, "CNN Newsroom." He also wrote for CNN International, and anchored for the CNN Radio Network. Most recently, Jordan worked on CNN's technology show, "CNN dot COM", where he was able to research the sociological impact of internet chat rooms. Jordan also spent a year freelance reporting in South Korea, where he served as a consultant to the country's state-run media agency as they looked to globalize their news copy. Jordan attended Emerson College in Boston, and the University of Georgia, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in Comparative Literature and Ancient Greek. He is working on a forthcoming book, "The Peanut Butter Diaries," about his time in Asia.

 
angela Angela Morgenstern, Producer/Reporter
Angela Morgenstern, Producer/Reporter. Angela started her career in public television at PBS national headquarters where she worked at The Democracy Project, a laboratory for innovative news and public affairs programming. Since then she's been an associate producer and segment producer for KQED presented "Livelyhood" traveling around the country and most recently the globe telling stories about the changing workplace. She's proud to have also helped with R&D and outreach for "Not in Our Town III." Also a Web producer, Angela has produced national Web sites for PBS Online and Grassroots.com. She is a graduate of Colgate University.

 
barb Barb Moffatt, Producer/Reporter
Barb Moffatt, Producer/Reporter. Barb Moffatt comes to KQED with journalism experience in TV, magazines and the Internet. She spent five years working in Silicon Valley as a senior producer at Women.com and executive producer of Healthscape. Over the years, Barb has reported on technology, health, entertainment, the Pope, the president and spies, among other things. Previous experience also includes contributing editor of Paris City Magazine and segment producer at WTIU in Bloomington, Indiana.

 
elizabeth Elizabeth Wynne Johnson, Associate Producer
Prior to joining Springboard, Elizabeth produced and edited documentary film and video. Her independent work, featuring subjects from Russian mail-order brides to the commercial transformation of figure skating, has screened at film festivals internationally and been featured in the San Jose Mercury News. She worked for several years as a Producer/Director at Stanford University Media Solutions and is a graduate of the M.A. program in Documentary Film & Video at Stanford University.

 
  Ben Bayol, Series Producer
Ben Bayol, Producer. Ben has been writing and producing television for more years than he'd like to admit. His first creation was a half-hour children's dramatic fantasy produced as a public affairs show for a local station in San Francisco. Somehow, the program, produced with a $50 above-the-line budget, got nominated for a regional Emmy, and the rest is history. More recently, as Managing Editor and Senior Producer of The Site on MSNBC, Ben discovered the joys of having an Internet site adjacent to a TV show where all the good stuff that didn't fit in the program could be made available to the audience. In 1999, he brought that enthusiasm to KQED-TV, where he oversaw the launch of Digital West, the weekly Bay Area broadcast that laid the foundation for Springboard.

 
  Michael Isip, Co-Executive Producer
Michael Isip also oversees This Week in Northern California, a weekly half-hour public affairs program on KQED, San Francisco, and is part of the development of a new statewide nightly public affairs program, California Connected. This year he is one of six recipients of the '00-'01 Rosalynn Carter Fellowship for Mental Health Journalism and is currently working on a documentary on mental illness and homelessness. Michael is also a two-time winner of the Award for Excellence in Television Coverage of Politics and State Government from the Center for California Studies Prior to KQED, Michael was Executive Producer at KVIE-TV in Sacramento and before that a part-time investigative researcher and field producer for WLS-TV in Chicago. Michael has a B.A. in government from Cornell University and a J.D. from DePaul College Law.

 
  Sue Ellen McCann, Senior Executive Producer
McCann has been in television production for 16 years. McCann's previous experience working on national PBS productions includes Frontline documentaries at the Center for Investigative Reporting, the Digital Divide episode "Fair Play," a documentary that examined the role computers play in widening social gaps throughout our society, and the national Bill Moyers companion program on death and dying, With Eyes Open. McCann has also extended her work into new digital formats including Web sites, CD-ROMs and touch screen kiosks. In 1999, she was Executive Producer for the launch and subsequent production of nearly 50 half hours of the series, Digital West, the local program that has since become Springboard. Presently, McCann also serves as executive producer for Bay Window and This Week in Northern California, all locally produced by KQED Public Television 9.

 
 

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