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Michael Garofalo

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Member since 2009


  • Brooklyn, NY
  • Editing
  • Music
  • Other
  • Producing
  • Recording
  • Reporting
  • Voice

About Michael

I’m an independent producer and editor with 16 years experience creating award-winning public media content. I began my career at StoryCorps, learning radio-craft from Dave Isay. I developed and refined StoryCorps’ signature style and sound while producing and editing hundreds of weekly broadcasts for NPR’s Morning Edition, one of the longest running series on any NPR news magazine. I also launched and hosted the StoryCorps podcast (featured in Apple Podcasts top 5). My work on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks was honored with both a Peabody Award and a Columbia-DuPont award. In July 2018, I went independent to develop new ideas into radio stories and podcasts. Currently, I’m working on a series of stories about human/animal relationships. But I'm also prospecting for diamonds in the rough -- great stories from talented producers who need a strong editor. I can help you find your way out of the muck, work over your ideas until they are perfect, and help make your script or tape sing. I'm also a musician, and while a lot of my work learns toward the experimental (especially as a Transmission Artist with the nonprofit arts organization Wave Farm/free103point9), I also score films and podcasts.



  • Composition
  • Field Producing
  • Field Recording
  • Hosting
  • Interviewing
  • Mentoring
  • Mixing
  • Producing
  • Reporting
  • Research
  • Scoring
  • Scrubbing and Audio Editing
  • Show Development
  • Story Editing
  • Tape Syncs
  • Voice Coaching
  • Voiceover


  • Sound Devices Mix Pre-3
  • Neumann KMS 105
  • Sennheiser ME 66
  • Sennheiser md46
  • Various other mics
  • ProTools
  • Ableton Live
  • Hindenburg
  • Sony PCM-M10