Valley Public Radio is pleased to announce that Kathleen Schock has joined the FM89 team as the new host of the station's news magazine program Valley Edition. The program airs Friday mornings at 9:00 AM with a rebroadcast at 7:00 PM, and is also available as a podcast.
A Fresno native, Kathleen has a bachelor’s in international relations from the University of Southern California, a master’s degree in journalism from UC Berkeley, and a doctorate in educational leadership from Fresno State.
Kathleen has more than 20 years of experience in journalism and communications. Her background includes working as a News Associate for NBC News in New York and as a general assignment reporter for KGPE in Fresno.
Valley Public Radio's President and General Manager Joe Moore says Kathleen is an excellent addition to the station's news department. "Kathleen brings to the station a wealth of experience and a depth of understanding of the key issues facing valley residents from Bakersfield to Merced. She is also a gifted interviewer and radio host, and we are excited about her ability to bring Valley listeners together to discuss the topics that matter to local residents," says Moore.
In addition to her work at Valley Public Radio, Kathleen teaches journalism at Fresno City College and serves as the advisor of The Rampage, the college’s student-run newspaper.
In her free time, Kathleen likes to cook, read and explore our local national parks. She lives in Fresno with her husband Carey and step-daughter Sydney.