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Ilsa Setziol

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I'm a journalist, based in Southern California, who covers the environment (and other topics)
Member since 2022


Ilsa is available for

After several years freelancing in print media and producing a podcast, I'm looking to return to radio reporting/producing/scripting. I'm available for a variety of jobs, including small ones.
  • Fact Checking
  • Editing
  • Producing
  • Reporting
  • Scripting
  • Voice
  • Writing

About Ilsa

I'm a journalist who works in broadcast and print media. I cover the environment, education, health care, gardening, and general interest topics. 

For most of my radio career I worked as a producer/senior producer and, subsequently, staff reporter for Southern California Public Radio (KPCC).

Awards include two Edward R. Murrows for Best Writing, the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi for Feature Reporting, a dozen Golden Mikes (for writing, reporting, use of sound), the Society of Environmental Journalists' Radio Beat Reporter, two LA Press Club awards and an APTRA. 

My environmental reporting was acquired by the American Archive of Public Broadcasting.

In recent years, I produced a podcast that featured tween readers--usually from Title 1 schools--discussing diverse books. 

I'm interesting in contributing to/collaborating on projects that will refresh and expand my skill set. 

Ilsa's Portfolio



  • Acting
  • Mixing
  • Scrubbing and Audio Editing
  • Research
  • Reporting
  • Producing
  • Interviewing
  • Grant Writing
  • Field Recording
  • Field Producing
  • Fact Checking
  • Booking
  • Audio Engineering
  • Voiceover


  • Marantz PMD661
  • Sennheiser shotgun mic
  • RE50 mic

Previous Work

  • producer at Book Club for Kids podcast (2021)
  • freelance writer at various print, including Los Angeles Times
  • Environment Reporter at Southern California Public Radio (2007)
  • producer/senior producer at Southern California Public Radio (2001)