Jeff Lunden is a freelance arts reporter and producer. His stories have been heard on NPR’s Morning Edition, All Things Considered and Weekend Edition, and other public radio programs. He contributed several segments to the Peabody Award-winning series, The NPR 100.  Jeff co-produced and co-authored Hamilton: A Story of US for NPR Music in 2016. He also produced the NPR Music series, Discoveries at Walt Disney Concert Hall, hosted by Renee Montagne, and has produced over a dozen documentaries on musical theater and Tin Pan Alley for NPR, including A Place for Us: Fifty Years of West Side Story. Other programs have profiled George and Ira Gershwin, Stephen Sondheim, Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein, Lorenz Hart, Harold Arlen, and Jule Styne. He has won several awards, including the Gold Medal from the New York Festival International Radio Broadcasting Awards and a CPB Award. His print work has been published in the Washington Post Magazine and the Hollywood Reporter. Jeff is also an award-winning theater composer, whose work has been performed off-Broadway and in regional theaters.

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March 29, 2021

Limón Romero: sports, journalism, and mentoring

Iliana Limón Romero has combined her passion for sports and commitment to journalism in a distinguished career of almost 20 years. Recently appointed Deputy Sports Editor for the Los Angeles Times, she talks about engaging readers, collaborating with writers, and mentoring aspiring journalists.

January 27, 2021

The journey of a Black stage manager on Broadway

One of Broadway’s most sought-after stage managers, Lisa Dawn Cave has helped to create a new professional networking organization for stage managers of color. She talks about her journey from dancer to stage manager to activist.