Reporter and Producer in Boston, Massachusetts
Ashley Bailey is reporter/producer currently freelancing for NPR's "Here & Now" and WBUR's "Radio Boston."
She has also contributed to NPR's "On Point" and WBUR's newsroom in Boston.
Before Ashley moved to Boston in May 2016, she was formerly with Southern California Public Radio.
Ashley came to Los Angeles from Northern California. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from Humboldt State University and was news director of KRFH, the student-run radio station. She has also had experience in print journalism, working at The Eureka Reporter and The Times-Standard in Eureka. She started at KPCC as a news intern in March of 2011 and, within several months, produced her first feature for air.
She was soon brought on staff as an assistant producer, and impressed many of her colleagues with her hustle and performance on deadline. She continued to develop her feature reporting chops, including an award-winning piece on Hollywood stunt driver Jim Wilkey:
The following year, she was promoted to an associate producer because of her initiative in helping KPCC thrive as a multi-platform news operation.
Ashley has been at the center of some of the biggest and busiest news days in recent years including the San Bernardino terror attacks.
Her reporting has also been featured on NPR member stations KHSU and KQED.
She was part of the team at KPCC that won an award for "Best News Broadcast Under 15 Minutes," Radio & Television News Association of Southern California Golden Mike Awards, 2015. The Golden Mike win for best newscast was a first for KPCC in over 14 years, beating out a large commercial radio station which has typically dominated the category.