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Andrea Gutierrez

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Bringing systems thinking, mentorship, and DEI to award-winning audio journalism
Member since 2017


  • Los Angeles, CA



Spanish, German

Andrea is available for

I'm open to reporting, writing, story editing, and showrunning.
  • Fact Checking
  • Editing
  • Producing
  • Recording
  • Reporting
  • Scripting
  • Voice
  • Writing
  • Other
  • Teaching

About Andrea

Hi, I’m Andrea Gutierrez. I am a writer and audio producer in Los Angeles. I’m drawn to longform, sound-rich stories at the intersections of identity, arts, and culture.

A longtime storyteller with work in print, digital, and audio, I most recently made podcasts at NPR, where I was part of the teams who made TED Radio HourIt’s Been a Minute, and Planet Money. My reporting has aired on shows across the network, including All Things ConsideredCode Switch and Alt.Latino. In 2023, I reported from Berlin as an Arthur F. Burns Fellow.

I got my start in radio producing and reporting for The Frame, a daily radio show on NPR station KPCC. Past bylines include BBC World Service, CBC, LAistThe California Sunday Magazine, Marfa Public Radio, Bitchmake/shiftHuizache, and the Los Angeles Review of Books.

My work has won awards and honors from the Podcast AcademyLos Angeles Press ClubNational Association of Hispanic JournalistsNLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists, and KCRW’s 24-Hour Radio Race. I was a RIAS Berlin Commission FellowIWMF Gwen Ifill Fellow, and AIR New Voices Scholar. In a previous life, I spent many years advising and mentoring students at public universities throughout California.

A first-generation college graduate and lifelong Southern Californian, I received a B.A. in German studies at Scripps College and an MFA in creative nonfiction at the University of California, Riverside. I’m an alum of the Poynter Leadership Academy for Diversity in Media and the Transom Traveling Workshop.

Andrea's Portfolio



  • Mixing
  • Story Editing
  • Research
  • Reporting
  • Producing
  • Mentoring
  • Interviewing
  • Hosting
  • Field Recording
  • Field Producing
  • Composition
  • Voiceover


  • Tascam DR-100mkiii recorder
  • Zoom H5 recorder
  • EV RE-50B dynamic mics (2)
  • Rode NTG2 shotgun mic and grip
  • Audio Technica 897 shotgun mic
  • Shure SM7B
  • Mic stands (2)
  • Pro Tools
  • Hindenburg
  • Reaper

Previous Work

  • Producer, TED Radio Hour at NPR (2022–2023)
  • Producer, It's Been a Minute at NPR (2020-2022)
  • Assistant Producer, The Frame at KPCC/LAist (2019-2020)