Krista Almanzan

News Director & All Things Considered Host

Krista joined KAZU in 2007.  She is an award winning journalist with more than a decade of broadcast experience.  Her stories have won regional Edward R. Murrow Awards and honors from the Northern California Radio and Television News Directors Association.  Prior to working at KAZU, Krista reported in Sacramento for Capital Public Radio and at television stations in Iowa.  Like KAZU listeners, Krista appreciates the in-depth, long form stories that are unique to public radio. She's pleased to continue that tradition in the Monterey Bay Area.

Ways to Connect

courtesy: Mark Cisneros

With gangs, poverty and overcrowding, Salinas’ Alisal neighborhood can be a tough place to grow up.  For some kids, their refuge is sports. 

courtesy: Congressman Sam Farr

These are Representative Sam Farr’s last weeks in Congress. He retires in January after serving the Monterey Bay Area for 23 years.  Even as he packs to leave, he working to complete legislation still moving through both houses. I reached him at his office in DC to talk about this time of transition for himself and the country.

As ballots continue to be counted, you can follow local elections results using the links below.

Monterey County Elections

Santa Cruz County Elections

State and Federal Elections

Doug McKnight

In Congress the Monterey Bay Area has been represented by a Democrat for forty years, and that’s a tradition that will continue.  Voters have elected Democrat Jimmy Panetta to represent them in the 20th Congressional District. 

Election Day polls are open Tuesday, November 8th 7:00am to 8:00pm.   If you don’t know your polling place you can look it up online using the links below. 

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