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Ann Marie Baldonado

Ann Marie Baldonado

Ann Marie Baldonado is an interview contributor and long-time producer at Fresh Air with Terry Gross. She is currently Fresh Air's Director of Talent Development. She got her start in radio in 1997 as a production assistant at WHYY and joined Fresh Air in 1998. For over 20 years, she has focused on the show's TV and film interviews. She became a contributing interviewer in 2015, talking with comedians, actors, directors and musicians like Ali Wong, Kumail Nanjiani, John Cho and Jeff Tweedy. In 2020, Baldonado hosted the limited-run podcast Parent Trapped, about the struggles of parenting during the pandemic. She talked to Julie Andrews about encouraging creativity in your kids, and comedian W. Kamau Bell about what to watch with them.

Baldonado is also a producer for television. She was Talent Producer for the late-night Comedy Central show, The Opposition w/Jordan Klepper, and for Kal Penn Approves This Message, a limited series leading up to the 2020 election.

She was senior producer of the critically acclaimed WNYC podcast Sooo Many White Guys, hosted by comedian Phoebe Robinson, and has consulted for shows at BuzzFeed News, Facebook Watch, iHeartRadio, and Gimlet.