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."



Wed February 22, 2012

Crosscurrents: February 22, 2012

The current state of The Occupy Movement, a listener commentary on Occupy, Bay Area activist heroes, and local musician Emily Jane White.


Tue February 14, 2012

Crosscurrents: February 14, 2012

Commuting by ferry, the battle over San Francisco's official song, the youth speak out about love, and local musicians Butxter Hoot'n.


Mon February 13, 2012

Crosscurrents: February 13, 2012

The problems of using eyewitness ID's as evidence, a wrongfully convicted man is still fighting to save his name after prison, how wrongful convictions happen, and local musician Robin Yukiko.


Tue February 7, 2012

Crosscurrents: February 7, 2012

 Dealing with dwindling resources for city food programs, our first in a series of interviews with the Bay Area's "environmental heroes," the art of the love letter, and local musicians The Blind Willies.


Mon February 6, 2012

Crosscurrents: February 6, 2012

A special tour of Oakland, brought to you by student reporters at Mills College in Oakland. The Charlotte Maxwell Clinic, People's Credit Union, Niroga Yoga Institute, Colonial Donuts, and local musician Andre Thierry and the Zydeco Magic.