Andee Tagle (she/her) is an associate producer and now-and-then host for NPR's Life Kit podcast.
For Life Kit, she helps craft both audio and written stories on all things of-the-moment actionable journalism, and is often lucky enough to make podcasts inspired by her own personal misadventures. She's hosted episodes on grappling with likeability, relationship contracts and moving on a budget; and has produced episodes on everything from finding the right mentor to listening better to how to decide when to have a baby.
Tagle is the lead author of the Life Kit newsletter, in which no bad pun is spared to create a bite-size weekly digest of Life Kit's most useful offerings. You might have also seen her awkwardly testing listener tips for NPR's Instagram. (For this, she apologizes.)
Tagle joined NPR as an intern for the Arts Desk in 2019, where she wrote reviews for movies and books, adapted interviews, and shamelessly watched hours upon hours of TV for "research." Originally from Los Angeles, she holds a B.S. in Communications from UCLA, and an M.A. in Journalism with a concentration in Arts & Culture from the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY.
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