David Kestenbaum

David Kestenbaum is a science correspondent for National Public Radio.
He comes to radio through the traditional route of a Ph.D. in particle physics. He believes that radio is way better than print and that anybody can be made to say something interesting if you poke them enough times. When there is no scene in a story he thinks you should make one. Radio should make you cry and think and be narrative where possible but the best way to heroically save a boring story is to really come up with a better idea. Kestenbaum has been at NPR since 1999. He loves his job. He took a short break in 2003 to fill in as a producer at the radio documentary program This American Life, and has just returned from a Fulbright fellowship helping to set up a radio journalism program in Cambodia.

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