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Andrea Gutierrez

Andrea Gutierrez (she/her) is a producer on NPR podcast It's Been a Minute. She's drawn to stories at the intersections of gender, race, class and ability in arts and culture.

Gutierrez has produced and reported episodes about the Chicano Moratorium of 1970, pop music's Latin Explosion of 1999, Latinx voter outreach and the furor over Critical Race Theory as part of a longer history of culture wars in schools, as well as interviews with folks like Tiffany Haddish, Michaela Coel, Eric André, Desus Nice and The Kid Mero.

At NPR, she's also worked as a producer on Planet Money, and her work has appeared on Code Switch, Alt.Latino, All Things Considered and Up First.

Gutierrez is a longtime storyteller with work in print, digital and audio. She got her start in radio producing interviews and features for The Frame, a daily arts and entertainment show on Member station KPCC. There she reported award-winning features on the costume designer from Jojo Rabbit and a nonbinary performance artist's tribute to queer ranchera singer Chavela Vargas.

Past bylines include BBC World Service, CBC, LAist, The California Sunday Magazine, Marfa Public Radio, Bitch, make/shift, Huizache and the Los Angeles Review of Books.

Gutierrez's work has won honors and awards from the Podcast Academy, Los Angeles Press Club, National Association of Hispanic Journalists; NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists and KCRW's 24-Hour Radio Race. She was an RIAS Berlin Fellow, IWMF Gwen Ifill Fellow and AIR New Voices Scholar. Prior to working in radio, she spent several years as a university administrator. She taught, counseled and mentored students at UC Berkeley, UCLA, UC Riverside and Cal State LA.

A first-generation college graduate and lifelong Southern Californian, Gutierrez received her bachelor's degree in German studies at Scripps College and her MFA in creative nonfiction at the University of California, Riverside. She's an alum of the Transom Traveling Workshop and the VONA Voices Workshop for writers of color.