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Naina Rao

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Podcast Producer/Reporter located in Detroit, MI
Member since 2021


  • Detroit, MI



Bahasa Indonesia, Malay

Naina is available for

Podcasting, reported features, essays, radio documentaries, narrative storytelling, freelance, voiceovers, short-term hosting, producing/production, open to many based on discussion
  • Producing
  • Recording
  • Reporting
  • Scripting
  • Voice
  • Writing

About Naina

I work as an Assistant Producer for NPR's news magazine, Morning Edition. When I'm not producing in the early hours of the day, I'm on here looking for opportunities to broaden my skills and experience!

Previously, I was reporting and hosted Morning Edition for Wyoming Public Media, and served as Associate Producer for 1A. I have also reported extensively on the environment for Interlochen Public Radio and produced/edited the second season of The Filter podcast by Kansas City PBS.

I tell stories with compelling people at the center of them, funny moments, surprising plot twists, big feelings, and interesting ideas. Available for reporting assignments, tape-syncs, and production work! 

I graduated from Michigan State University in 2018, where I pursued a major in journalism and a minor in documentary production. 

P.S. -- My availability for tape-syncs are usually M-F, between 12:30 - 6 pm ET, and 9 am - 5 pm ET on Saturdays & Sundays.



Naina's Portfolio



  • Mixing
  • Translation
  • Tape Syncs
  • Story Editing
  • Social Media
  • Scrubbing and Audio Editing
  • Scoring
  • Research
  • Reporting
  • Producing
  • Mentoring
  • Interviewing
  • Hosting
  • Field Recording
  • Field Producing
  • Booking
  • Voiceover


  • Tascam DR-40X Linear PCM recorder
  • Audio Technica AT8035 Line + Gradient Condenser microphone (shot gun)
  • Pyle PDMIC58 Moving-coil dynamic handheld microphone (omni-directional)
  • Sony Headphones MDR-7506