Reporter and Producer in Boston, Massachusetts
Ashley Bailey is reporter/producer currently freelancing for NPR's "On Point" and NPR's "Here & Now" at WBUR.
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.
Less than a year later, she was brought on staff as an assistant producer, and has impressed many of her colleagues with her hustle and performance on deadline and in continuing to develop her feature reporting chops, including an award-winning piece on Hollywood stunt driver Jim Wilkey:
The following year, she was promoted again to an associate producer because of her initiative and awareness of KPCC as a multi-platform news operation.
Ashley has been at the center of some of the biggest and busiest news days of the past year including the San Bernardino terror attacks.
Her reporting has been featured on NPR, as well as its 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.