Douglas Bell I live in North Bethesda, Maryland — north of Washington, D.C. — and work as a Broadcast Technician at WAMU 88.5 FM, the local NPR affiliate in the Washington metro area. I am also the Coordinating Producer for Ken Rudin’s Political Junkie, an independently-produced podcast and public radio program.

At WAMU, my primary shift is to engineer the local feed of NPR’s Morning Edition, including local news and weather, long-form features and station breaks… and yes, the shift starts at 5 am, so I’ve got the whole quasi-nocturnal thing going on. I am also a backup engineer for WAMU’s nationally-syndicated talk program The Diane Rehm Show, local talk program The Kojo Nnamdi Show, and I assist with other internal audio production and programming.

I am currently pursuing an M.A. in Journalism and Digital Storytelling from the American University School of Communication. I also did my undergraduate study at AU from 2009 to 2013, and graduated with a B.A. in Public Communication. During my undergraduate years at AU, I served as the IT Director and later General Manager of the student-run television station, American Television (ATV), overseeing over 80 student leaders and contributors.

I am also a freelance WordPress developer, actively developing and maintaining the Ken Rudin’s Political Junkie website among other projects. In addition to my present focuses as an audio engineer and radio producer, I have experience as a freelance videographer, video editor and podcaster.

Extracurricularly, I play cello, and participate in the chancel choir and handbell choir at the Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church. I enjoy discovering new places, and am constantly searching for the perfect cheeseburger. I am also known as a frequent teller of puns.

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