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Noelle Hanrahan Speaking Engagements:

Noelle Hanrahan is an award winning investigative journalist and director of Prison Radio, which challenges mass incarceration and racism by airing the voice of men and women in prison.  Since 1992 she has recorded the commentaries of Mumia Abu-Jamal.  She initiated and produced Live From Death Row by Mumia Abu-Jamal, (Addison Wesley 1995). In 2010 she researched and edited Mumia’s latest book “Jailhouse Lawyers” (City Lights Press). Hanrahan has won three Golden Reel Awards from the National Federation of Community Broadcasters.  Currently she produces “Dispatches From Death Row”, Mumia Abu-Jamal’s weekly radio commentaries on 100 radio stations.  She is a graduate of Boston University and Stanford University.

phone: 415.706.5222 email:

photo caption: Newsroom Anchor Noelle Hanrahan Channel 29 San Francisco


On Air:

  • Host, Board Operator KPFA Dec. 2008-2009.
  • Anchor, Newsroom on AccessSan Francisco Cable Channel 29, 2005 to present. Monthly TV 60min news program
  • Freelance, FSRN producer/reporter 2002-present
  • Host/Producer Flashpoints: 5-6pm 94.1 FM KPFA’s daily hour long drive time investigative newsmagazine.12/00-9/02

Production: Highlights 1998-04

  • “Dispatches from Death Row” radio essays by Mumia Abu-Jamal.1992- present weekly broadcasts to over 100 radio stations.
  • Researcher, Editor “Jailhouse Lawyers” by Mumia Abu-Jamal City Lights Books 2010.
  • Producer, “A Prison without Bars: A Ranch Where Hope Grows” 29min Documentary on kids in prison. National FSRN Memorial Day newscast. Exclusive and rare voices of 10 incarcerated youth.  5/26/03   
  • Researcher “We Want Freedom” by Mumia Abu-Jamal South End Press 2004.
  • Producer “175 Progress Drive” – CD recording (AT 2001) new and archival recordings by Mumia Abu-Jamal with music by Zach de la Rocha, 911 Allstars, I was born with Two Tongues, includes the voice of Peter Coyote, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Jimmy Carter, Bob Marley, Hugh Masekela, Michael Franti, Martin Espada and Assata Shakur, etc.
  • Editor  & Producer, All Things Censored Book with the compact disc “Banned” released 2001 Seven Stories Press.  Essays of Mumia Abu-Jamal.  Foreword by Alice Walker.
  • Producer & Editor “Revolutionary Ecology: The Legacy of Judi Bari” 58 min radio documentary 2002 Narrated by Ruby Dee.  
  • Opened Digital and Analog Production Studio, 558 Capp St. SF, CA
  • Producer, ATC, Vol. 1 2001 AT. Features the voices of Helen Prejean, Dorothy Allison, Cornel West, Howard Zinn, Alice Walker, Joycelyn Elders, William Kunstler, Manning Marable, John Edgar Wideman 2/00.
  • Initiator, Researcher, and smuggled out of prison, Live From Death Row by Mumia Abu-Jamal (Addison Wesley), translated in 7 languages 5/95.



Boston University, Masters in Criminal Justice. M.A. 2009.               Stanford University, Palo Alto, California B.A. 1986, Individually Designed Humanities Major.  

Digital Directions, Audio track certificate BAVC 2005.

Voice One, 10 professional voice over classes 2003-2004

Performance & Announcing City college 2004/5

KPFA Apprenticeship Program, 1989-1991.



Awards received

  • Emmy Nomination Newsroom 2006
  • Hometown Video Award 2005 Newsroom Anchor
  • Golden Reel NFCB Public Service 2002 
  • Golden Reel NFCB National Documentary 1998
  • Golden Reel Local News Coverage 1993, NFCB
  • Lloyd W. Dinkelspiel Award 9/96, awarded to 2 seniors at commencement, Stanford University for outstanding service to the University.
  • Cap & Gown, Women’s Honorary Society, Stanford University, 1986.
  • Full Athletic Scholarship, Stanford University, 1982-1985.