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Naina Rao

Passionate, experienced audio journalist/podcasts
Member since 2021

Location

  • Laramie, WY

Portfolio

Languages

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

Currently looking for new full-time roles and opportunities reporting/producing/both(!) for long-form, narrative storytelling shows/podcasts/mediums/etc. Like little movies for radio :) Having found my niche in audio and storytelling, I'm currently a news anchor for NPR affiliate station, Wyoming Public Radio, hosting Morning Edition and reporting for the newsroom. 

Previously, I was an associate producer for WAMU and NPR's flagship show, "1A", producing conversations on current and international affairs. I completed an internship at NPR's Story Lab developing and building innovative projects to maximize NPR's presence globally and reported for NPR member stations in Michigan. 

I tell stories with compelling people at the center of them, funny moments, surprising plot twists, big feelings, and interesting ideas. 

Indonesian by nationality, but a mixed Indian-Indonesian in origin, I've roamed around Singapore, U.S. and India extensively. 

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

 

Naina's Portfolio

Experience

Skills

  • 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

Equipment

  • Marantz SSR PMD661 MKII
  • Audiotechnica shotgun mic
  • omni-directional mic
  • Recording Studio