Sonja Cho Swanson

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Hullo! I’m the lead producer for City Cast Las Vegas, a daily news and culture podcast — we launched in March 2022 as part of a nationwide network of City Cast podcasts and newsletters. (Learn more about City Cast here!) Before that, I was an audio producer at Gastropod, a podcast that looks at food through the lens of science and history.

In other past lives, I worked as a freelance features writer/print journalist — find my bylines here. I lived in South Korea for seven years, where I spent a year on a Fulbright grant, worked in corporate marketing, tutored a K-pop producer, tried my hand at voice acting, and helped launch Time Out Seoul.

I was a 2019 recipient of the 11th Hour Food and Farming Journalism Fellowship at UC Berkeley.