All About Me . . . .
Charla Bear is an award-winning radio reporter, anchor and multimedia producer covering the San Francisco Bay Area. You can catch her work regularly on KQED, The California Report and kqed.org. She also contributes to several national outlets including Marketplace and NPR.
Before landing in The Golden State, Charla was the education reporter for KPLU 88.5, an NPR member station in Seattle, Washington. Prior to KPLU, she chose the music between stories as a director for NPR's Weekend Edition and helped produce Morning Edition while most people slept.
Charla's life adventure started out in Fairbanks, Alaska on a below zero night with more than 19 hours of darkness. She has since reported from 3 continents, more than half a dozen states and hopes to add more soon. She is an enrolled member of Tanana Village, an Alaska Native tribe.
Charla has a master of journalism degree from the University of California, Berkeley and a bachelor's degree in architecture from the University of Washington.