Kaizar Campwala, Al Jazeera

Kaizar CampwalaKaizar Campwala recently join Al Jazeera in San Francisco, where he is launching a new, audio-focused media brand later this year. He came to Al Jazeera from CALmatters, which he helped develop from an idea to a fully-funded operation as president and co-founder. CALmatters is a Sacramento-based reporting venture focused on explaining the policy and politics of California state government. 

Previously, Campwala was the director of content and partnerships at Stitcher, then the leading independent mobile podcast app, and managing editor of NewsTrust, a news aggregator focused on crowdsourcing authoritative journalism. He began his career developing communications solutions for the city of New York. 

He stays involved in local news as a board member at the San Francisco Public Press, and helps to cultivate entrepreneurship in news media as a mentor at the accelerator Matter.

He earned an A.B. from Brown University in political science, and a master's from UCLA.



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