Louisa Jonas

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  • Username: louisajonas
  • Independent Producer
  • Role: Producer/Reporter: Independent
  • Day: 443-810-8478
  • Address: Baltimore, Maryland

  • Email: louisajonasmedia@gmail.com

Recent Pieces from Louisa Jonas

Caption: Trish Witkowski, Chief Folding Officer, Credit: Louisa Jonas

The Super Cool Fold of the Week (22:59)
From: Andrew Davis

Every single Thursday for the last five years Trish Witkowski has uploaded a video just meant for the few thousand people in the world that design direct mail pieces. Trish ...
Caption: The midnight sun., Credit: Louisa Jonas

Distillations Episode 163: A Day in the Life - Night (15:42)
From: Distillations

We wrap up the three-part series A Day in the Life, spotlighting the common chemistry of morning, noon, and night. Today, how popular insomnia treatments work and the science ...

About Me

Louisa Jonas is an independent public radio producer, environmental writer, and radio production teacher based in Baltimore. She is thrilled to have been a PRX STEM Story Project recipient for which she produced a piece about periodical cicadas. Her work includes documentaries about spawning horseshoe crabs and migratory shorebirds aired on NPR's Weekend All Things Considered.

Louisa previously worked as the podcast producer at WYPR 88.1FM in Baltimore. There she created and produced two documentary podcast series: Natural Maryland and Ascending: Baltimore School for the Arts. The Nature Conservancy selected her documentaries for their podcast Nature Stories. She has also produced for the Chemical Heritage Foundation’s Distillations Podcast.

Louisa is editor of the book Backyard Carolina: Two Decades of Public Radio Commentary. She holds an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from University of North Carolina Wilmington. Her training also includes journalism fellowships from the Science Literacy Project and the Knight Digital Media Center, both in Berkeley, CA. Most recently she received a journalism fellowship through Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution where she traveled to Toolik Field Station in Arctic Alaska to study climate change.

In addition to her work as an independent producer, she teaches radio production classes at Howard Community College to a great group of budding journalists. She has worked as an environmental educator and canoe instructor but has yet to convince a great blue heron to squawk for her microphone…she remains undeterred.

My Groups: HCC Radio The Dragon and The Stompin' Dragons
Favorite Shows:


Louisa is currently available for new projects, has a car, and is available to travel Internationally.


  • Producing: News
  • Field Recording
  • Voice Talent
  • Editing
  • Reporting
  • Podcast Production: Moderate to High
  • Writing
  • Documentary production and Environmental Reporting

Available For

  • Multimedia
  • Commentary
  • Field Recording
  • News Reporting
  • Documentary Production
  • Interviewing
  • Post Production
  • Mentoring
  • Tape Syncs
  • Environmental Reporting
  • Voiceover
  • Sound Editing
  • Podcasting


  • Hard Disc/Flash Recorder
  • Specialized Mics
  • Recording Studio
  • Adobe Audition
  • Minidisk Recorder
  • DAT Recorder
  • Pro Tools
  • Cassette Recorder
  • SoundSlides Plus

Work Experience

Independent Producer at Self
I produce radio documentaries and features, often on environmental themes.

Radio Instructor at HCC Radio the Dragon
I teach a great group of students just starting out in radio production.

Web Producer at WYPR 88.1 FM
I created and produced the environmental documentary podcast, "Natural Maryland."

Editor at Backyard Carolina: Two Decades of Public Radio Commentary
I edited a nonfiction book of environmental radio commentaries from the North Carolina Audubon Society.

Previously Aired On

NPR's Weekend All Things Considered, WYPR 88.1 FM, WNPR, KZYX, WTJU, Radio Newark, RadioFreePalmer, The Nature Conservancy's Podcast: "Nature Stories", Big Shed, Distillations Podcast, Johns Hopkins Medicine Podcasts, HCC Radio the Dragon


University of North Carolina Wilmington, MFA in Creative Nonfiction Writing

Towson University, BA in Writing and Social Issues


  • PRX STEM Story Project, My piece for this project is called "Cicada Confidential.", 2013

Additional Information

Affiliations:  AIR, Science Literacy Project Fellowship, and Knight Multimedia Fellowship; Logan Science Journalism Fellowship
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