Madeleine Brand Bio, Age, Married, Husband, Family, Net Worth, Education, NPR

Madeleine Brand Biography

Madeleine Brand is an American broadcast journalist and radio personality. Brand is the host of Press Play, a news and culture show on KCRW-FM (89.9), one of Los Angeles’ two National Public Radio (NPR) stations. The show debuted in January 2014.


Madeleine Brand Age

Brand was born and raised in  Los Angeles, California, in the United States of America.

Madeleine Brand Education

Brand attended the University of California, Berkeley, where she began her radio career on KALX, a campus radio station; she graduated with honors in English in 1988. She then earned a master’s degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, and she returned to teach documentary radio.

Madeleine Brand Family- Married

Brand is a native of Los Angeles, having grown up in the Hollywood Hills and the San Francisco Bay Area. Brand is married to filmmaker Joe DeMarie, and the couple has two children. She resides in the Silver Lake district of Los Angeles.

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Madeleine Brand Career

Brand spent thirteen years reporting and anchoring for NPR at several affiliates across the country, including KQED in San Francisco, WBUR in Boston, WBGO in Newark, and WBFO in Buffalo. She worked as a West Coast correspondent and occasional substitute anchor on Morning Edition and All Things Considered. In 2006, she co-hosted the radio show Day to Day with Alex Chadwick, which aired from NPR West’s Los Angeles studios. In 2010, Brand took over as host of The Madeleine Brand Show, a new daily Southern California Public Radio program that aired on KPCC from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Pacific Time. The show is broadcast from Pasadena’s Mohn Broadcast Center. During its first 23 months, the show was the station’s most popular in-house program.

Following her tenure at NPR, Brand worked briefly for KCET as a special contributor to the fifth season of SoCal Connected, hosted by Val Zavala. In the summer of 2013, Brand periodically filled in for longtime broadcaster Warren Olney IV on his show To the Point on KPCC’s rival KCRW. In September 2013, Brand joined KCRW and began developing Press Play, which launched in January 2014 as the station’s first new daily show since 2001. Press Play competes with Larry Mantle’s AirTalk on KPCC.

Madeleine Brand Net Worth

Brand has an estimated net worth of 1 million dollars.