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Tony Liu

Tony Liu Tony grew up in the heartland of Utah Valley, where he developed a curiosity for place and the multitude of ways we make sense of life. He traded mountains for southern humidity as he studied geography, anthropology, and religious studies as a Morehead-Cain Scholar at UNC-Chapel Hill. He split his time between oral history sessions, DJ sets, and audio reporting, exploring how sound defines human experience and shapes emotion. He was a key member of two Student Edward R. Murrow Award-winning newscasts and also received the McNally Award for Excellence in Geography.

Tony’s public media journey began with the radio program from his childhood, NPR Utah’s RadioWest, which eventually lead him to NPR’s TED Radio Hour and Morning Edition before landing at The On Being Project. Before venturing into audio storytelling, he taught in La Serena, Chile and analyzed operations for a solar company in the Bay Area. When not listening to something, Tony enjoys running, cooking, thinking about social change, and writing music, which he realizes involves listening to something.


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