Krissy Clark is a public radio journalist and documentary maker. She is currently the Los Angeles Bureau Chief for KQED's The California Report, a syndicated show on NPR stations, where her job is to uncover what makes southern California such a fascinating place. Clark is also a frequent contributor to NPR, BBC, APM's Marketplace, and Freakanomics Radio. Clark spent her early career in a small town in Colorado, reporting on rural American west for High Country News.
Clark's award-winning work includes an investigation into the safety of California's elementary schools with regard to earthquakes and on the legacy of nuclear weapons development in western states. Her radio documentary Foreclosure City, about life in the epicenter of the nation's foreclosure crisis (aka Las Vegas), was a finalist for the Livingston Award, one of journalism's highest honors.
As a fifth-generation Californian, Clark is keenly interested in history and place. She feels the more we understand about the places we move through day-to-day, the more care we take in the world. She spent a year at Stanford University, having received a Knight Journalism Fellowship, researching location-aware technologies and their potential for innovating journalism.
Clark is the founder of Stories Everywhere, a location-based, mobile-phone storytelling project, whose audio installations have been exhibited by the New Museum's Festival of Ideas in NYC and San Francisco's Gray Area Foundation for the Arts. Clark graduated cum laude with honors from Yale University, earning a BA in humanities.