MICHELLE LOXTON

Radio Journalist
 

About Me

For nearly a decade I have worked as a radio journalist in Cape Town, Dubai and Monterey, California. I love talk/news/public radio and have been lucky enough to experience this through a variety of different roles: producer, reporter, news reader/newscaster and anchor/host.

 

I currently cover the Monterey Bay Area as a reporter and host for 90.3 KAZU (NPR for the Monterey Bay Area). My stories focus on the issues that affect the community locally. They have included the COVID-19 pandemic, the opioid crisis in our community, the study of fog and a look at how goats are being used to prevent wildfires. Three of my stories (on coronavirus testing, the Monterey Jazz Festival going virtual and dangerous debris flows) were featured on The California Report, a statewide program. As a local host I regularly host NPR's All Things Considered and APM's Marketplace. I also handle breaking news coverage. 


As a reporter and host in Dubai I covered a wide range of topics from breaking news to lifestyle events.  I have reported on presidential addresses (Obama on the UAE), tragic plane crashes (Emirates and flydubai) and historic occasions (Solar Impulse 2 landing in Abu Dhabi). I have produced features on Michelin starred chefs (there are a lot of them), comedians (Trevor Noah), TED speakers and albino alligators (their names were Ali and Blue). I was also the main correspondent for the Dubai International Film Festival. I have had the opportunity to interview an array of international personalities such as Simon Sinek, Akon, Giuliana Rancic, Paris Hilton, Vincent Willem van Gogh, and philanthropist Jane Goodall

As I producer in Dubai I have worked on every kind of show imaginable - business, health, culture, food, careers, education, parenting, psychology, travel and politics. I have created new shows and re-launched established ones. It is extremely rewarding working with talented colleagues, creating fantastic content and interacting with loyal listeners. 

I have also worked as a travel journalist and experienced first-hand the destinations on which I have covered (in long-form audio stories): Sri Lanka, Mauritius, San Francisco and Rwanda to name just a few. 

Last but not least I am an experienced audio editor (Adobe Audition, Cool Edit Pro, ENCO and Dalet) and story writer - I produce and write every story I take on-air.

 

Work Experience

Jan 2019 - Present (Monterey, CA, USA) 

 Host and Reporter - 90.3 KAZU (NPR for the Monterey Bay Area)

Sept 2014 - Dec 2017 (Dubai, UAE) - 3 yrs 4 mos

Reporter, Producer, Anchor and Newscaster and Digital Media Journalist - ARN News Centre (Arabian Radio Network)

Jun 2013 - Sept 2014 (Dubai, UAE) - 1 yr 3 mos

Producer and Features/Lifestyle Reporter - Dubai Eye Radio (Arabian Radio Network)

Jun 2012 - May 2013 (Cape Town, South Africa) - 1 yr

Producer - Cape Talk Radio (Primedia Broadcasting)

Jan 2010 - Jan 2012 (Cape Town, South Africa) - 2 yrs 1 mos

Host and Producer - Fine Music Radio

Aug 2011 - Sept 2011 (Cape Town, South Africa) - 6 mos

Host and Producer - Zone Radio

 

Education

2013 - 2014

World Media Academy

Diploma in Digital Communication, Journalism and Public Relations.

2005 - 2008

Waterfront Theatre School

Associate Qualifications in Dance and Musical Theatre

 

Contact Me

Currently based in Monterey, California

michelle@michelleloxton.com
 

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