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Deirdre Kennedy

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Member since 2001


  • Agoura Hills/los Angeles, CA

Contact Deirdre

  • Editing
  • Engineering
  • Music
  • Producing
  • Recording
  • Reporting
  • Voice
  • Writing
  • Teaching

About Deirdre

I create audio stories that bring listeners into new worlds: a brain surgery at Stanford, a refugee camp in Sweden, or the dark waters of the Puget Sound. 
For 20+ years, I've reported and produced news features, interviews, and audio segments public radio shows, web sites, and podcasts including: 
All Things Considered • Morning Edition • Marketplace • Living on Earth • On the Media • The World • Deutsche Welle • Radio France International • Latino USA • Performance Today • To The Best of Our Knowledge • Invisibilia • Reveal • Pop-up Magazine • • Blurb • Slate • Fresh Air • This American Life 
Between 1996 and 2008, I was a station-based reporter, newscaster, editor, and producer for KQED, KALW and KPFA in the San Francisco Bay Area where I  covered everything and anything, including computer technology, health care, immigration, social justice, environmental issues, performing arts, and politics. 
In 2005, I launched and hosted a show called “Animals Aloud" that explored the complex bond between humans and other species which ran on XM Satellite and ran as a podcast until 2011.   



  • Acting
  • Mixing
  • Voice Coaching
  • Tape Syncs
  • Story Editing
  • Sound Design
  • Show Development
  • Research
  • Reporting
  • Producing
  • Mentoring
  • Interviewing
  • Hosting
  • Field Recording
  • Field Producing
  • Voiceover


  • Zoom H5, Zoom H4N (Stereo/Mono recorders)
  • Home Studio - Adobe software: Audition, Photoshop, Illustrator, In Design
  • RE-20 studio mic, AT835b shotgun mic, RE-50s (2), mic stand
  • Mackie Mixing board 1202
  • Multiple speaker recording capability -- Scarlett