My Story

Charla Bear is an award-winning reporter, anchor and producer covering the San Francisco Bay Area. She's currently a John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford, one of 20 international journalists selected for this prestigious innovation, leadership, and entrepreneurship program. Her goal is to use cutting edge design methods to infuse public media with more creativity and experimentation.

Before setting out to redesign journalism's future, she covered the Bay Area for KQED, anchored local newscasts, and reported for national outlets including Marketplace and NPR.

Before landing in The Golden State, Charla was the education reporter for KPLU, an NPR member station in Seattle, Washington. She moved there from the other Washington (DC), where she was a producer for NPR's Weekend Edition and Morning Edition.

Charla's adventure began in Fairbanks, Alaska on a sub-zero day with more than 19 hours of darkness. She is an enrolled member of Tanana Village, an Alaska Native tribe, and a first-generation college graduate. She has a master of journalism from U.C. Berkeley and a bachelor's in architecture from the University of Washington.

If you’re looking for my resume, you can download it here.