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Bruce Koon | Mentor

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MIJE Staff
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.

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.

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