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Kyle Norris

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I am a journalist and storyteller always pushing for conversational, vulnerable and revealing personal narratives that tell a bigger story. I prefer working on a team or in collaboration versus working solo. I'm flexible, creative and always on time.
Member since 2006

Location

  • Seattle, WA

Contact Kyle

Kyle is available for

1. Sounding like yourself on-mic
It is a true skill to be able to sound like yourself while talking on a microphone. And for most of us, it's a skill that takes practice. Let me help you find ease in your body and voice which will translate to you sounding like your relaxed self on the microphone.

2. Finding & focusing your idea
So you want to make a podcast? Or you have an amazing story idea? That's great, but what makes your tale powerful and unique? Why will people feel compelled to listen? These are important questions to explore and can lead to finding the originality and power in your ideas. Let me help you explore what's driving you to tell this story and where the truth and connection lies, so that others will resonate with it as well.

3. Transitioning from print to audio
There are some major differences to embrace when journalists pivot from print to audio. Let me help you learn the tricks of the trade, including conversational writing and emotionally-centric interviewing, which will make your audio work sing.
  • Editing
  • Engineering
  • Producing
  • Recording
  • Reporting
  • Voice
  • Writing

About Kyle

Kyle Norris has worked in public radio as a host, reporter and producer for 20 years. He spent 10 of those years at Michigan Radio and has additionally worked for KNKX and KUOW in Seattle. He currently teaches audio storytelling at KUOW’s RadioActive youth media program. Norris was the field producer for Wondery’s true crime podcast, “Suspect”; senior producer for “Battle Tactics for your Sexist Workplace;” and co-instructor for the University of Washington’s 2021 graduate course, “Audio Storytelling.” He thinks the strongest, most profound storytelling happens when people tell stories about their own experiences and communities.

Kyle's Portfolio

Experience

Skills

  • Mixing
  • Voice Coaching
  • Tape Syncs
  • Show Development
  • Scrubbing and Audio Editing
  • Research
  • Reporting
  • Producing
  • Logistics and Coordination
  • Interviewing
  • Hosting
  • Field Recording
  • Field Producing
  • Booking
  • Audio Engineering
  • Voiceover

Equipment

  • Adobe Audition
  • Hard Disc/Flash recorders
  • Various microphones
  • Home Studio