Chris Hoff

News Engineer

Chris Hoff has been an engineer with KALW News' Crosscurrents for about three years now, and before that he volunteered and reported for the show starting in 2006. The road to radio and KALW was a circuitous one: Hoff's undergraduate career in Classics left him aimless, professionally speaking; his zeal for Pindar, Homer, Thucydides, and Virgil could not earn him a living, so in 2002 he floated around, first to Weimar, Germany, then to Berlin.  It was in Berlin that Hoff uncovered his enthusiasm for the then-burgeoning internet radio phenomenon known as "podcasting."  For two years he made podcasts with a buddy of his until he decided to get more serious with the medium. So after getting his feet wet in broadcast journalism at CNN Berlin in 2006, Hoff moved back to San Francisco, met Holly Kernan and Ben Trefny at KALW, and settled into his work with the fabulous Crosscurrents team.  Quoth Hoff, "It is satisfying to have acquired a practical skill after so many years of dabbling and dilettantism."



Thu December 26, 2013

Crosscurrents: December 26, 2013

The political and cultural consequences of choosing to be childless and a Richmond exhibit explores childcare's wartime origins.

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Wed December 18, 2013


Mon December 16, 2013

Crosscurrents: December 16, 2013

Cuts to food stamps in California, adults with disabilities express themselves through art, a luthier and violin whisperer, and local musicians The Charlie Hunter - Scott Amendola Duo.


Wed December 11, 2013

Crosscurrents: December 11, 2013

City College of San Francisco Show: the future of a school that's at risk of losing its accreditation. Plus local musicians Linda Tillery & The Cultural Heritage Choir.

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Mon December 9, 2013

Crosscurrents: December 9, 2013

A City College program that helps formerly incarcerated students, on the hunt for the best falafel, San Francisco's sourdough bread origin story, and local musicians The Daniel Castro Band.

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