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Maya Kroth

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Narrative non-fiction producer/writer/reporter/unicorn working fulltime freelance in Atlanta
Member since 2015


  • Atlanta, GA



Spanish, Russian

Maya is available for

Audio and video production, developing new podcasts, story editing, script writing, reporting, producing, editing, tape syncs, VO, translation (Spanish-->English), teaching
  • Business
  • Editing
  • Producing
  • Recording
  • Reporting
  • Scripting
  • Voice
  • Writing
  • Teaching

About Maya

I made my first podcast in 2003, back when people still actually had iPods. As a former producer at the San Diego Union-Tribune, Fulbright fellow to Spain and independent international journalist, I've interviewed British neo-grunge bands, an eccentric Tijuana architect, the leader of the Honduran congress, an ultra-ultra-orthodox rabbi, Guatemalan weavers, an octogenarian madam, a Spanish sword-maker, Catalan puppeteers and dozens of other noteworthy characters. I've worked in the award-winning online newsroom at a Top 25 daily newspaper, edited glossy regional travel magazines, produced international stories for national public radio shows, and reported from Mexico, Central America and Spain for outlets ranging from Foreign Policy and to the Washington Post and the Christian Science Monitor.
I came to Mexico City in 2013 as the only U.S. journalist selected for the InterAmerican Press Association scholarship, which found me studying Mexican media and politics at the Universidad Iberoamericana. A 2015 Transom Traveling Workshop alumna, I live in Atlanta, where I'm currently teaching Health & Science Podcasting at Emory University.
Recently I've worked as a scriptwriter, producer or editor on award-winning podcasts including Duolingo, The Plot Thickens (Turner Classic Movies), The Devil's Candy (Campside Media/TCM), Proof (America's Test Kitchen), The Times (Los Angeles Times), Cheat! (Sony/Somethin' Else), Homemade (Allrecipes), the Sierra Club and more. I've also produced video interstitials/mini-documentaries for TCM's acclaimed Reframed series. My latest narrative podcast series, The Foil, an eight-part investigative adventure into UFOs, was a Pitch Party finalist at the 2023 Resonate Podcast Festival.

Maya's Portfolio



  • Mixing
  • Voice Coaching
  • Translation
  • Tape Syncs
  • Story Editing
  • Sound Design
  • Show Development
  • Scrubbing and Audio Editing
  • Scoring
  • Research
  • Reporting
  • Producing
  • Mentoring
  • Logistics and Coordination
  • Interviewing
  • Hosting
  • Field Recording
  • Field Producing
  • Budgeting
  • Booking
  • Audio Engineering
  • Voiceover


  • Hindenburg Journalist Pro
  • Adobe Audition
  • iZotope RX 9
  • Tascam DR100-mkii digital audio recorder
  • Electrovoice RE50B omnidirectional mic
  • Audio Technica 8035 shotgun condenser mic
  • Rode NT-USB condenser mic

Previous Work

  • Podcasting Instructor at Emory University (2023 )
  • Scriptwriter, The Plot Thickens at Turner Classic Movies (2019-2024)
  • Senior Producer (Seeking), Contributing Producer (Cheat!) at Sony/Somethin' Else (2023 )
  • Contributing Producer, The Times at Los Angeles Times (2022-2023 )
  • Contributing Scriptwriter/Producer, Duolingo Spanish & Relatos en Ingles at Duolingo/Adonde Media (2022-2023)
  • Editor, Homemade at Allrecipes (2019-2021 )
  • Senior Producer/Editor (The Devil's Candy), EP (Deep Futures) at Campside Media (2020-2021 )
  • Freelance Correspondent (Mexico City) at Foreign Policy, Christian Science Monitor, Washington Post, etc. (2013-2017)
  • Fulbright Fellow (Spain) at U.S. Department of State (2012-2013)
  • Editor in Chief at Southern California Magazine Group (2006-2012)
  • Content Producer at San Diego Union-Tribune (2003-2006)