Kijin Higashibaba

Afternoon Host and Reporter

My introduction to radio was an internship at WYSO in southwest Ohio, the public radio affiliate owned by Antioch College where I was a student. I was drawn in by the closeness and intimacy of radio storytelling and the power of people-centered media to reflect its community. After my internship I stayed on and did freelance and volunteer work, eventually training to be the substitute All Things Considered host.

I graduated with a degree in political economy in December 2016 and moved to Chicago to intern at Wait Wait...Don’t Tell Me! the NPR news quiz show. After that I worked as a general assignment reporting intern for WBEZ. These experiences enamored me of storytelling even more, and reminded me of the importance of finding and telling stories that empower people and communities.

I was born and raised in Massachusetts and happy to be back in the Northeast after five years in the Midwest. I like to ride my bike, read, and am teaching myself how to cook.