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Kelly Whalen

Fellows Spring 2005
Freelance video, Oakland, CA

Kelly Whalen is a California-based freelance documentary producer. Her television and radio documentaries have aired on the Public Broadcasting System, MSNBC, TechTV, and American Public Media. Her most recent television producing credits include the PBS documentaries “The Fire Next Time,” and “Not In Our Town: When Hate Happens Here,” both of which document community responses to hate, intolerance and the threat of violence, and are scheduled for broadcast in 2005. Whalen was also a producer of the national PBS documentary series “Livelyhood,” about work and globalization, and a field producer for “Life’s Labors,” a Marketplace Productions radio documentary series about the changing economy. She was a co-producer of a “MSNBC Investigates” documentary about girls in the juvenile justice system. Also a magazine and feature writer, Whalen has published work in the San Francisco Chronicle Magazine and online for the PBS international series “FRONTLINE/World.” She received a master’s degree in Journalism from the University of California at Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism.


  • Murder in St. Petersburg

    This year, Russia is celebrating the 60th anniversary of the defeat of Nazi Germany. The former Soviet Union sacrificed 27 million soldiers and citizens fighting European fascism. The losses far outweighed those of...

  • Russia gets help from U.S. in fighting hate crimes

    Kelly Whalen reports from Russia. Veliky Novgorod -- After a resident of this ancient Russian city threatened to blow up the city's synagogue and planted mock explosive devices at a Jewish community...

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