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Amy Mayer

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I'm an award-winning audio journalist. Reporter, producer, editor, host, mentor. I've worked at several public radio stations and contributed to many podcasts. My beats include food, agriculture and climate. I served on the AIR board from 2008-2015.
Member since 2001


  • San Bruno, CA




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Amy is available for

I'm looking for contract or freelance work as a senior reporter or editor or as an executive producer. Also open to one-off reporting projects and grant-funded opportunities. Often available for tape syncs. Reach out and we'll see what we can do together.
  • Editing
  • Producing
  • Recording
  • Reporting
  • Scripting
  • Voice
  • Writing
  • Teaching

About Amy

From a school lunchroom to the cab of a combine and the deck of a ship, my career has introduced me to people with amazing stories to tell. I've lived and worked in Iowa, Massachusetts, Alaska and California and have reported from places as disparate as Argentina, Australia and Panama on everything from a pig coronavirus to tiny penguins to climate change.  My most recent beat was agriculture and agribusiness. I've done a lot of science reporting and writing and I'm comfortable recording in the field or studio, taking photos and collaborating on projects of various sizes. I've been developing my data analysis and visualization skills. In 2022, I spent two months onboard the JOIDES Resolution as an outreach officer. I produced 12 audiograms -- snippets of science in sound -- in English and another 6 in other languages (only one of which I speak). 

My work has won awards in Alaska, Massachusetts and Iowa, including two regional Murrows in the same year for my ongoing and investigative reporting on animal diseases. 

Amy's Portfolio



  • Tape Syncs
  • Story Editing
  • Social Media
  • Show Development
  • Scrubbing and Audio Editing
  • Research
  • Reporting
  • Producing
  • Mentoring
  • Interviewing
  • Hosting
  • Field Recording
  • Field Producing
  • Voiceover


  • Tascam, short shotgun mic; Canon DSLR.

Previous Work

  • Agriculture reporter at Iowa Public Radio/Harvest Public Media (2021)