Isabel Angell

Takeaway Associate Producer

Isabel is a Producer for The Takeaway. Besides helping the show get to air every morning, some of her favorite projects at The Takeaway include creating a series where science fiction authors imagine the world in 2067, producing a segment with one of her favorite musicians (Julien Baker), and interviewing the president of DC Comics.

Before coming to WNYC, she worked for KQED and KALW in San Francisco, where she reported on major stories like homelessness, the new Bay Bridge opening, and Black Lives Matter movement in Oakland.

When she's not at work, you can probably find her playing soccer, cooking, or geeking out over her current favorite book/movie/tv show. She absolutely loves Brooklyn but misses California produce terribly.

To pitch Isabel a story, you can reach her via e-mail.

Isabel Angell appears in the following:

Dear Oscar Grant, 10 Years Later

Monday, December 31, 2018

Oscar Grant was shot and killed on January 1, 2009 by a police officer as he lay on the ground. Ten years later, KQED is gathering messages about what Oscar has meant to people. 


Indonesia Promises New Tsunami Warning System As Rescue Efforts Continue

Thursday, December 27, 2018

There was no early warning for a tsunami in West Indonesia that left hundreds dead.


Making America Kinder, One Smile at a Time

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

The Takeaway has a present for you on this holiday: a special episode all about the good deeds that you, our listeners, have shared with us. 


All Aboard: A Conductor's Everyday Kindness Brings Joy to Commuters

Thursday, December 20, 2018

For our series "America The Kind," we connected a train conductor in California with one of his commuters.


'Pure Joy on her Face': A Hallmark Movie Comes to Life for Grandma

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Lisa Holden was worried people would think she was crazy for putting up her Christmas decorations right after Halloween. But when people found out why, the whole town joined in. 


How to Be a Good Neighbor: A "Daily Drip" of Kind Deeds

Monday, December 17, 2018

Barbara McIver and Tony Gilham have been neighbors in Red Bluff, Calif. for 36 years. Barbara says she's spent that whole time playing catch-up to Tony's neighborly acts of kindness. 


85 Percent of U.N. Countries are Signing On to Improve Safe Migration. Except for the U.S.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Now other countries with right-wing governments may be following the U.S. in pulling out of this agreement.


Plenty to Cheer for the 2019 Women's World Cup, But Sexism Still Reigns

Monday, December 10, 2018

Breaking down the highs and lows of the lead-up to the Women's World Cup, which takes place this summer in France.


'Change Starts With a Small Step': Why One Teacher Brought Kindness to His Classroom

Monday, December 10, 2018

Seventh grade Language Arts teacher Justin Parmenter launched a program worthy of the recognition of our series, America the Kind. 


From Neighbor to Parking Angel to Friend

Thursday, December 06, 2018

Parking in the Koreatown neighborhood of Los Angeles is a nightmare. But for two neighbors, a note on left on a door has eased the headaches. 


The Big Business of Detaining Migrant Children

Monday, December 03, 2018

A report published over the weekend in The New York Times details how non-profit organization Southwest Key has made millions detaining migrant children for the federal government. 


Healing Conversations at the Gym Lead to an Unlikely Friendship

Monday, December 03, 2018

For the first story in our series "America the Kind," we hear from a retiree going through a terrible loss who found solace in regular conversations with the receptionist at his gym. 


'Very Fortunate': California Wildfire Survivors Remain Thankful This Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

What do you do for Thanksgiving when your entire community is gone? Risa Johnson shares how the community is feeling gratitude in the midst of tragedy.


'He's a Champion': The Lost and Found Pets of the Camp Fire

Monday, November 19, 2018

When the Camp Fire roared through Paradise in Northern California, many had to leave their pets behind as they fled. Some lucky families have gotten them back. 


"We Had to Drive Through a Wall of Flames": Escaping the Camp Fire

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Four survivors of the devastating Camp Fire tell us their stories of escape and trying to forge ahead.


Comprehending the 'Wide, Deep' Destruction of the Camp Fire

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

The Camp Fire in Northern California killed dozens of people and wiped out the entire town of Paradise in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. 


How Criminal Justice Fared in the Midterms — and Why Conservative Support Mattered

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Criminal justice reform was on the ballot in at least a dozen states, and conservative support was crucial in several victories. 


Counts and Recounts: Contested Races and How We Decide Them

Monday, November 12, 2018

An update on the tightest midterm races that still don't have an official winner, and a look at the rules that govern our process of counting and recounting votes in the U.S.


Election Roundup: Voters Choose Divided Government

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

It’s the day after Election Day, so what do we know?


Should Corporations Pay More to Fund Homeless Services? Bay Area Voters Will Decide

Monday, November 05, 2018

Three city ballot initiatives in California on raising corporate taxes to pay for homeless services have split the tech industry and local politicians.