Vinnee Tong is the director of news at KQED. She leads the newsroom in daily and enterprise coverage, setting editorial priorities, and seeking opportunities to reflect and engage audiences. Previously, she was the managing editor of news. Vinnee was also the founding editor of The Bay, KQED’s storytelling podcast for news. She has worked in various editor and producer roles at KQED since 2011.
Before working in public radio, Vinnee was a reporter at the Associated Press and daily newspapers. She covered local news from city hall and planning commission hearings as well as business news from New York, like the financial meltdown of 2008. She has won awards for her reporting, including a regional RTNDA Edward R. Murrow Award, as well as awards from the New York Press Club and the Society of American Business Editors and Writers.
She is a graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and the University of California at Berkeley, where she was editor-in-chief of The Daily Californian.