Amanda Stupi’s journalism career started in print, covering high school sports in the San Francisco Bay Area. After producing a story about Major League Baseball’s marketing to Asian Americans for KQED, Stupi knew radio and public media was where she wanted to work. She went on to produce talk shows at KALW and spent six months with NPR’s Talk of the Nation. Eventually Stupi would break ground as KQED’s first engagement producer, handling social media and audience interaction for Forum, the daily call-in show. After almost a decade focussing on audience engagement and digital news, Stupi got the itch to return to storytelling. She’s now an on-call producer and reporter for KQED, covering everything from monarch butterflies to early childhood education.