From Fairchild Fashion Media to Santa Fe Public Radio

Ellen Berkovitch is KSFR 101.1 FM's latest news direcctor.

EllenBerkovitchPicThe long and winding journalism career of Ellen Berkovitch (pictured)  has included stints as a stringer in Paris and Milan for WWD, editor of the Fairchild Fashion Media publication Home Furnishings Daily and creator of the award-winning arts and culture podcast Adobe Airstream. This week, another colorful chapter has been added.

On Wednesday, Berkovitch began a new job as news director of Santa Fe public radio station KSFR 101.1 FM. From an item in the Santa Fe New Mexican:

After relocating to New Mexico in 1993, Berkovitch spent seven years as a freelance art critic for the Albuquerque Journal North, and then became a staff writer at The New Mexican’s Pasatiempo from 1999 to 2001.

In 2010, Berkovitch began podcasting, and in 2011 she studied documentary radio production at Duke Center for Documentary Studies online. In the past several years, as a freelance radio producer, she has served as a talk-show substitute host during the morning drive-time hour at KSFR. She has contributed stories to KSFR News,  Women’s Focus on KUNM and the Canadian Broadcasting Co.’s The Current.

The Medill School alum takes over for Zelie Pollon. And for anyone with an on-air radio background and hankering to join Berkovitch in beautiful Santa Fe, the station is currently looking for a morning drive-time host.

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