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Scott Gurian

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Member since 2002


  • Bloomfield, NJ


Basic Spanish

Contact Scott

Scott is available for

Open to part time remote work including audio editing, research and hosting as well as international reporting opportunities. Am willing to travel.
  • Editing
  • Engineering
  • Producing
  • Recording
  • Reporting
  • Voice

About Scott

Scott Gurian is an award-winning radio and print journalist who's accomplished as an interviewer, reporter, editor, and producer. He's the creator and host of Far From Home, a first-person, documentary-style travel and culture podcast where he reports stories of his adventures and encounters with interesting people in faraway places like Iran, Chernobyl, Peru, and Mongolia. Between 2012 and 2015, Scott reported extensively on New Jersey's long-term recovery from Superstorm Sandy for both NJ Spotlight and WNYC/NJ Public Radio, earning a Peabody award along with his colleagues at WNYC for his investigation into the state's misallocation of storm resiliency money. Prior to that, Scott was a producer at The Takeaway, a national, daily radio news program co-produced by WNYC and Public Radio International, in collaboration with The New York Times and WGBH Boston. He also spent five years as News Director at public radio station KGOU in Norman, Oklahoma, where he covered everything from the Oklahoma City bombing anniversary and political wrangling at the state capitol to tornadoes and the annual prison rodeo. Scott's reporting has taken him around the world, including to Cuba, Haiti, Turkmenistan, and Cambodia. It's aired on NPR, the BBC, and dozens of public radio programs around the country. Scott studied radio documentary at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies in Portland, Maine and video documentary at Emerson College in Boston. He loves traveling and hopes to do more international reporting.

Scott's Portfolio



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


  • Marantz PMD 661, Tascam DR-40, and Zoom H1 digital flash recorders
  • Rode NTG-2 and AT835b shotgun microphones
  • zeppelin microphone windscreen housing for recording in windy environments
  • K-Tek KE110CCR 9' boom pole
  • CAD Trion 7000 ribbon mic / Grace Design M101 preamp
  • Sound Professionals MS-TFB-2 in-ear binaural mics
  • AKG D230 ENG omnidirectional microphone
  • Samson Qmic and thomann t.bone MB75 Beta cardiod mics
  • Hindenburg Journalist Pro audio editing software
  • Sony MDR-7506 and MDR-V6 headphones
  • JK Audio Broadcast Host digital telephone hybrid
  • Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 digital audio interfaces