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Kassidy Arena

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I work as the new Engagement Reporter/Producer for KBIA in Columbia, MO. I have a billion ideas, and will try to do them all at once.
Member since 2022


  • Columbia, MO




About Kassidy

I have my background in radio reporting and producing through Report for America, Iowa Public Radio and KBIA in Columbia, MO. But I've found there is a real need for more work on the "behind-the-scenes" of conventional reporting. There's a need in communities for engagement, media literacy promotion and education as well as non-biased reporting. I focus a lot of my attention on this pre-reporting step that I believe is necessary for influential and powerful journalism with projects with youth media, immigrant and refugees and other underrepresented populations in public radio.

Kassidy's Portfolio



  • Tape Syncs
  • Scrubbing and Audio Editing
  • Research
  • Reporting
  • Producing
  • Mentoring
  • Audience Development
  • Interviewing
  • Hosting
  • Field Recording
  • Field Producing
  • Fact Checking
  • Voiceover


  • Marantz Audio Recorder
  • Microphone
  • Laptop
  • Adobe Software

Previous Work

  • Reporter/Corps Member at Report for America (June 2022)
  • Latino Affairs Reporter at Iowa Public Radio (June 2022)