Menaka Wilhelm is a contributing producer and reporter in the KCBX newsroom. Besides helping out with the daily newscast and putting pieces together for KCBX’s news magazine, Issues and Ideas, she’s often working on our Central Coast Curious series.
She’s in her element tackling listener questions for Central Coast Curious thanks to a background in science and engineering. Her journalism training comes from reporting stints at National Public Radio, WIRED, and The Santa Barbara Independent.
Born in San Francisco, Menaka grew up enjoying the barbecue and humidity of Charlotte, North Carolina. She returned to California to study at UC Berkeley.
When she’s not looking at words or waveforms on a screen, she likes making things with her hands (perhaps a faux-suede jacket, or a ginger shrub) and looking at the world from hilltops.
You can reach Menaka at Menaka@KCBX.org, or on twitter: @menakawilhelm.