Southern California Public Radio KPCC Los Angeles (89.3) has named Antonia Cereijido as an Executive Producer of LAist Studios, the organization’s podcast development and production studio. In her new role with LAist Studios, Cereijido will have creative oversight of upcoming podcast productions, as well as ongoing shows such as the Diane Guererro-hosted and executive produced series Yeah No, I’m Not Ok.
Cereijido joins the LAist Studios team full time after hosting and producing Norco ‘80, a LAist Studios podcast produced in partnership with Futuro Studios that told the bizarre tale of an attempted bank robbery. She previously worked as a producer on shows including Latino USA and Anything for Selena. Cereijido’s was honored in 2019 by Medill and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists with the inaugural Cecilia Vaisman Award, recognizing Latinx multimedia journalists.
“Working with Antonia to bring the story of ‘Norco ‘80’ to life, and having heard her work on Latino USA, it was clear that she brings an extraordinary amount of excitement to her work in podcasting,” said SCPR Chief Content Officer Kristen Muller. “We’re glad to welcome her to the team full time to help steer the creative direction of our LAist Studios podcast team.”
Southern California Public Radio has also expanded its editorial leadership team with the promotion of Tony Marcano to Managing Editor of the SCPR newsroom, overseeing the team of journalists whose work airs on KPCC and publish on the news site LAist.com. Marcano was previously the education editor for KPCC and LAist. He earlier worked at several newspapers including the New York Daily News, the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The Sacramento Bee and the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. In 2007, Marcano shifted his focus to audio, taking a job as a senior editor on NPR’s “Weekend Edition” where he worked for five years before becoming executive producer of PRI’s “The Tavis Smiley Show.”
“We’re so grateful for the contributions that Tony has made to KPCC and LAist as the editor of the education beat, and know that under his leadership our talented newsroom will continue to meet the ever-evolving news and information needs of our community of Southern Californians,” said Muller.
Marcano’s new responsibilities will include overseeing the daily news gathering activities of KPCC and LAist’s team of editors and reporters. Marcano will also work closely with LAist editor Brian De Los Santos, who joined the team in January.