Bruce Koon is News Director of KQED in San Francisco. He oversees a 29-person newsroom responsible for a regional service, KQED News; The California Report, heard on 24 public broadcasting stations; and KQEDNews.org. KQED is the nation’s most listened-to public radio station and its web site one of the most visited public broadcasting sites.
Before joining KQED in 2007, he was executive news editor of Knight Ridder Digital. His team contributed to the effort that earned the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for the Biloxi Sun Herald coverage of hurricane Katrina.
He was a founding board member of the Online News Association and a former chapter president of the Asian American Journalists Association. He has served on numerous advisory boards, including the Knight Digital Media Center, a partnership of the Graduate School of Journalism at UC Berkeley and the Annenberg School for Communication at USC, and J-Lab New Voices at American University.