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, a selective program for journalism innovators, leaders, and entrepreneurs. Her goal is to use cutting edge design methods to infuse public media with more creativity and experimentation.

When she's not redesigning journalism's future, her work is regularly on KQED, The California Report and kqed.org. She also contributes to 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 below-freezing day with more than 19 hours of darkness. She has since reported from several continents, states and communities. She is an enrolled member of Tanana Village, an Alaska Native tribe, and a first-generation college graduate with a master of journalism degree from U.C. Berkeley and a bachelor's in architecture from the University of Washington.

If you’re interested in viewing my resume, it can be downloaded here.