Madeleine Brand is the primary host of America Abroad, an award-winning international affairs documentary program on public radio. Brand joined KCRW in 2013 to host the midday show, Press Play. She most recently came from KCET, where she won an Emmy award for her work on the television news show, SoCal Connected. She’s best known for her career in public radio, where she created and hosted a daily show at KPCC. Before that, she was a reporter and host at NPR for more than 13 years.
Madeleine has a Master's degree from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, where she later taught documentary radio. She has a BA from the University of California Berkeley, where she graduated with honors in English. Madeleine lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two children.