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Kareem Maddox

I was what you might call a "journalism nerd" in high school -- I edited my school newspaper, went to journalism camp, and thought Charlie Rose was cool.

I'm a graduate of Princeton University with a degree in English. After spending the next couple of years playing professional basketball in Europe, I started volunteering/interning at my local public radio station – KCRW in Santa Monica.

That's where I fell in love with the medium and the stories it allows us to tell.

KCRW gave me my professional start, as the assistant producer for All Things Considered and occasionally producing live segments for the nationally syndicated To The Point with Warren Olney. After that, I moved to Colorado Public Radio as an interview producer, before heading north up I-25 to KUNC to host All Things Considered.