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Yumi Araki

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Empathy-driven multi-platform storyteller.
Member since 2020



  • Editing
  • Producing
  • Scripting

About Yumi

Born in Malaysia, raised in Japan, and educated in the U.S., my formative years as a third-culture kid has given me an insider's-outsider's point of view that I bring to my reporting and storytelling. I'm a multi platform storyteller with a background in audio, video, and print journalism. I'm currently the managing producer of America's Test Kitchen's podcasts, where I edit the narrative podcast Proof, and work on new show development. In 2020, I hosted a four-part docuseries on Japan’s current events for Singapore’s national broadcaster, CNA. Before that, I managed and produced podcasts at the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ award-winning iDeas Lab and worked as a producer for On Point at Boston’s NPR affiliate. I also covered the 2016 election for Japan’s largest newspaper, The Yomiuri Shimbun. I'm interested in stories that occur at the intersection of different issues, and a doting cat mom to two Scottish shorthair cats named Winston & Yuzu.

I'm looking to collaborate on reported narrative-driven stories on just about any topic. I have experience reporting on policy, science, and cultural stories. Looking forward to connecting! 

Yumi's Portfolio



  • Translation
  • Tape Syncs
  • Story Editing
  • Sound Design
  • Social Media
  • Scrubbing and Audio Editing
  • Research
  • Producing
  • Mentoring
  • Interviewing
  • Hosting
  • Field Recording
  • Booking


  • Blue Yeti mic
  • Plosive filter
  • Adobe Creative Suite

Previous Work

  • Senior Producer & Editorial Lead at Center for Strategic and International Studies (September 2020)
  • Reporter & Host of Deciphering Japan at Channel News Asia (April 2020)
  • Contract Producer, On Point at WBUR (Boston's NPR news station) (September 2017)
  • Washington Staff Reporter at The Yomiuri Shimbun (June 2017)
  • Associate Producer at Boston Science Communications (June 2013)
  • Contract Producer at Small Good Thing (January 2021)