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Isabella ('Izzy') Bloom is an audio reporter and producer based in Berkeley, Calif.


She is currently pursuing a Master's degree in audio journalism at UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. She also works as an intern for KQED The California Report Magazine, creating long-form narrative audio stories and helping produce the half-hour show each week. And, she's currently the audio tutor at UC Berkeley's J-School, where she takes on roles as producer and engineer for a podcast about Section 230 and a live radio show on KALX.


Izzy is a Sonoma County native and a 2020 graduate of UC Davis, where she received dual degrees in international relations and Japanese. Her stories cover a range of topics including race, language, disability and the environment.


Izzy previously interned at POLITICO California, working on the daily politics newsletter and creating audio content for POLITICO Newsroom. She also interned at The Sacramento Bee as a Capitol Bureau intern, covering the state Legislature and environmental policy, and published a front-page enterprise story about the labor shortage in California's care economy. Before that, Izzy was a research assistant at the Investigative Reporting Program at UC Berkeley and interned at Northern California Public Media KRCB, Sonoma County’s NPR station. Her work has also been published in PRI's The World, KQED and KALW. 


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