Angie Coiro is the host of “Youth Cinema” and "Spotlight: The Series." Bay Area audiences know Angie from her fifteen years on KQED Public Radio, where she began as an announcer and traffic reporter, and later hosted Friday Forum. She also hosted Mother Jones Radio, broadcast nationally on Air America Radio. Live on-stage interview subjects have included Mike Wallace, Tony Kushner, Janeane Garafalo, and Martin Short. Her radio interview with writer Salman Rushdie won the national Public Radio News Directors Award as the best on local public radio.With a lifelong interest in film history, Angie is also assistant curator and host of an ongoing classic movie series at Montalvo Arts in Saratoga.
KCSM encourages aspiring movie-makers at all Bay Area high schools to enter the Spotlight! video production contest. Students will have a chance to win awards and scholarships to study at the College of San Mateo.
Series Producer/Director Katherine Russell has over 25 years experience in television production. Her credits include documentary and town hall meeting productions, dramatic and musical performance, corporate videoconferencing, audience participation talk and variety programs, and hundreds of episodes of culinary television airing nationally and internationally.
Many of Katherine's productions have garnered prestigious awards, including the Peabody, national and local Emmy Awards, Best of the West and James Beard Awards.
Katherine is a cum laude graduate of Columbia University in New York City.