Gina Kaufmann

Show Editor/Editor

The World

As Show Editor for The World, Gina Kaufmann takes the stories and interviews coming in for each day’s broadcast and works with the hosts to piece it all together, making sure listeners always know what they’re hearing and why it matters. 

Before joining The World, Gina created and hosted several popular radio shows, podcasts, and live storytelling events for NPR member station KCUR. She also spearheaded the station’s first online column. Originating in response to the pandemic, her Real Humans column followed regular people navigating a fast-changing reality. The installment on the tangible legacy of segregation in Kansas City’s public parks won first place in commentary nationwide from the Public Media Journalists Association in 2021. 

Since becoming a New Englander, Gina has led a podcasting boot camp for Mass Humanities in collaboration with PRX. Her writing has appeared in The Boston Globe, Nieman Reports, WBUR’s Cognoscenti, and on the podcast Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls. 

She has a bachelor’s degree from Columbia University and a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.