Krista Almanzan

News Director & All Things Considered Host

Krista joined KAZU in 2007.  She is an award winning journalist with more than a decade of broadcast experience.  Her stories have won regional Edward R. Murrow Awards and honors from the Northern California Radio and Television News Directors Association.  Prior to working at KAZU, Krista reported in Sacramento for Capital Public Radio and at television stations in Iowa.  Like KAZU listeners, Krista appreciates the in-depth, long form stories that are unique to public radio. She's pleased to continue that tradition in the Monterey Bay Area.

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John Madonna

Highway 1 at Mud Creek will open sooner than expected.  The road just south of Gorda was wiped out by a massive landslide in May of 2017.  

Krista Almanzan

On a Monday night in Live Oak’s grange hall, Seth Smith stands before a room full of veterans sitting in folding chairs.  They range in age and distance traveled to get here.  Some are local.  Others drove three to four hours.

Brandt Bates

In Tuesday’s primary election, some races were settled. In other races, the field was narrowed.

Erika Mahoney

When the oil companies, landowners and mineral rights owners sued Monterey County late last year, the plaintiffs’ side of the courtroom was packed with lots of lawyers.  

Krista Almanzan

The practice of yoga dates back thousands of years.  Records of goat yoga go back about two years.  Now, this unusual practice has arrived in Carmel Valley. 

NOAA

You can now listen to the sounds of the deep sea whenever you want. The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute has released a live stream of the audio from a hydrophone.

KAZU News won two Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards for its work in 2017.   Every year the Radio Television Digital News Association honors outstanding achievements in electronic journalism with the Murrows. 

Krista Almanzan

Earth day will bring out volunteers for beach clean ups this Sunday.  The one thing they’ll likely be picking up the most is cigarette butts. 

It’s a fact that has long bothered State Assembly Member Mark Stone who represents the Monterey Bay Area.  This year is the third time he’s proposed legislation to make cigarettes sold in California filter-less (AB 2308). 

Greta Mart @ KCBX

Monterey County’s voter approved fracking ban will go back to court on appeal.

Krista Almanzan

The idea of a love letter usually inspires thoughts of young love and the future.  But death is the starting point for something called an End of Life Love Letter.  These are letters you write to family members and friends for them to open usually after you die.

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