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Ann Marie Baldonado

2023 Speaker

Moderator | Director, Talent Development & Contributor, Fresh Air

ANN MARIE BALDONADO is an interview contributor and long-time producer and editor at Fresh Air with Terry Gross. She is currently Fresh Air‘s Director of Talent Development. She started her career in journalism at WHYY in 1997 and joined Fresh Air in 1998. For over 20 years, she has focused on the show’s TV and film interviews. She became a contributing interviewer in 2015, talking with comedians, actors, directors, and musicians like Sara Bareilles, Josh Groban, RenĂ©e Elise Goldsberry, Adam Scott, Leslie Odom Jr., and Ke Huy Quan. In 2020, Baldonado hosted the limited-run podcast Parent Trapped, about the struggles of parenting during the pandemic. She talked to Julie Andrews about encouraging creativity in your kids, and comedian W. Kamau Bell about what to watch with them. In addition to radio and podcasting, Baldonado is a producer for television. She was talent producer for the late-night Comedy Central show, The Opposition w/Jordan Klepper and for Kal Penn Approves This Message, a limited series leading up to the 2020 election. She was also senior producer of the critically acclaimed podcast, Sooo Many White Guys, hosted by comedian Phoebe Robinson. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband and 2 daughters.