UpFront is produced by KPFA’s award-winning News Department. It delivers a mix of local, state, and international coverage through challenging interviews, civil debates, breaking updates, and in-depth discussions with authors.

About the Staff:

aileen picAileen Alfandary is UpFront’s Executive Producer and News Editor. She’s been co-directing KPFA’s award-winning news department since 1978, when she cut her teeth producing all-night coverage of the nuclear disaster at Three Mile Island. She gets to work at 4:30 AM every morning . . . by bicycle.



Kirstin headshotKirsten Thomas is UpFront’s board operator, line producer, call-screener, and den mother.

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