Bruce Koon | Mentor
June 12, 2014
Bruce Koon is News Director of KQED Public Radio in San Francisco. He oversees a 31-person award-winning newsroom that produces news for KQED News, the station’s regional news service; The California Report, a statewide news program heard on 24 public broadcasting stations; and KQEDNews.org. KQED is the most listened-to public radio station in the nation and its web site one of the most visited public broadcasting sites.
Before joining KQED in May of 2007, he was executive news editor of Knight Ridder Digital, the digital unit of Knight Ridder Inc. His online editorial team contributed to the effort that earned the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for the Biloxi Sun Herald coverage of hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. Previously, as managing editor of the San Jose Mercury News' web site (Mercury Center), he created such pioneering web ventures as Good Morning Silicon Valley and SiliconValley.com.
He is a board member of the Radio-Television News Directors Association of Northern California and has served on numerous journalism advisory boards, including the Knight Digital Media Center, a former partnership of the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California at Berkeley and the Annenberg School for Communication at USC, and the J-Lab New Voices program at American University.
He was a founding board member of the Online News Association and a past president. He is a former president of the San Francisco chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association.
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