Devin Katayama hosts The Bay podcast from KQED News in San Francisco. Previously, he co-hosted American Suburb and covered the East Bay. Before moving back to the Bay Area in 2015, Katayama was the education reporter for WFPL in Louisville and worked as a producer with radio stations in Chicago and Portland, Oregon.
His work has appeared on NPR’s Morning Edition, All Things Considered, The Takeaway, and Here and Now. Katayama earned his master's in journalism from Columbia College Chicago, where he was a Follett fellow and the recipient of the 2011 Studs Terkel Community Media Workshop Scholarship for his story on Chicago's homeless youth.
He won WBUR's 2014 Daniel Schorr award and a regional RTDNA Edward R. Murrow Award for his documentary At Risk, which looked at issues facing some Louisville students. Katayama has also received numerous local awards from the Associated Press and the Society of Professional Journalists.