Behind the Voices
KidNuz is the brainchild of four veteran broadcast journalists who believe that kids deserve a newscast all their own; one that delivers current events in a kid-friendly package, sparks curiosity, and gets them asking critical questions. Together with parents and teachers, KidNuz engages kids on issues that are relevant to them. Or soon will be.
Tori Campbell, Founder/Anchor,
Tori is an award-winning broadcast journalist with 27 years of experience. She first worked as a radio reporter in the New York metropolitan area and then in the San Francisco Bay Area. For 19 years, she was co-anchor of the region’s #1 morning newscast, KTVU-TV’s “Mornings on 2″. Tori has done a variety of volunteer work, including producing and recording a weekly one-hour program reading news articles for the blind. When she’s not working, Tori spends her days cooking, exercising, and reading. She has two grown sons and lives with her husband in Singapore.
Kimberly Hunter, Founder/Anchor,
Kim is an Emmy Award winning television reporter, actor, Ironman Triathlete and former collegiate swimmer. Kim’s journalism experience includes more than a decade in television news, most recently as a correspondent for CNN and reporter for KTVU-TV in the San Francisco Bay Area. She periodically acts in commercials and television including spots for Xfinity, IBM, Vail Ski Resorts and the Netflix series “13 Reasons Why.” Kim lives in Northern California with her husband, four children and labrador retriever,
Stephanie Kelmar, Founder/School Liaison
Stephanie is a 2-time Emmy award winning producer of KTVU-TV’s “Mornings On 2” newscast in the San Francisco Bay Area. She began her professional broadcast career producing radio talk shows while still a student at UC Berkeley. Since leaving the full-time working world to raise a family, Stephanie has written programs for an internet television channel, produced a monthly newsmagazine and produced Facebook Live broadcasts for a website geared towards millennials. Stephanie lives in Palo Alto with her husband, two children and their dog.
Ro Thomas Schwarz, Founder/Editor,
Ro is the 4-time Emmy award winning Creator and Executive producer of KTVU’s “Mornings on 2”. After more than a decade at the helm, she traded the control room for consulting to help television stations across the country improve formats, talent, writing and ratings. Through it all, Ro proudly raised her 4 children on a steady diet of current events and is thrilled to bring her passion for unbiased and age-appropriate news to a new generation. She lives in Northern California with her husband, kids and yellow lab, Schnapps.
Jennifer Anderson, Creative Director/Board Member
Jennifer is the creative eye for KidNuz. Before joining the team, she spent 15 years crafting digital, social, and traditional experiences for companies large and small. She brings insight, enthusiasm, and an entrepreneurial edge to KidNuz, along with a deep passion for positive change. Jennifer complements her professional career with nonstop dedication to multiple nonprofits, for which she has held various board positions. She always leads with kindness, optimism, and authenticity.
Stephanie Peterson, Social Media/Board Member
Steph led product marketing and global activation for Xbox, LeapFrog and YouTube and has consulted with Facebook, Adobe, Ericsson, Disney, Mattel, and a number of start-ups on content strategy, audience development, social engagement, and go-to-market planning and execution. She holds an MBA from Georgetown University and lives in San Francisco with her two children.
Tracey Bracco, Treasurer/Board Member
Tracey brings over 16 years of non-profit accounting experience to KidNuz. She earned her MBA from Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley while working at BofA, was a nationally ranked amateur triathlete and developed a passion for nonprofit accounting at the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA). She is currently the CFO of a small real estate corporation and volunteers on several youth-oriented nonprofit boards. She lives near SF with her husband and two children.
Michelle Deasy, Development
Michelle is a principal at Clutch Social Strategy, a consulting firm specializing in strategic operations and development for small to mid-sized non-profit and social impact organizations. Michelle earned a B.S. in Rural Sociology from Cornell University and an M.A. in Demography from U.C. Berkeley. She lives outside San Francisco, with her husband and three children.
Albert Tong, Attorney
Albert is a partner at Burke Williams & Sorensen where he practices commercial litigation. He received his J.D. from George Washington University Law School and his A.B. from the University of California at Berkeley. Originally from Los Angeles, he now lives in the Bay Area with his wife and two daughters where he enjoys snowboarding and playing the ukulele
(and is equally terrible at both).
Marissa McGee, Educator
Marissa has spent her career in communities that have been historically underserved due to systemic inequities. She taught kindergarten, first, and second grade in Washington, D.C. for nearly a decade. She now serves as an instructional coach in Oakland, CA and she works with Stanford graduate students who are entering the teaching profession.
Lisa Parker, Accounting
Lisa is a principal at Regalia & Associates, CPAs. After more than twenty years in public accounting working with hedge funds and similar organizations in the financial services industry, she now enjoys working exclusively with non-profit organizations, providing audit, tax, and consulting services. Originally from the Midwest, she now lives in the Bay Area with her husband, where they raised 2 daughters.
Lori McDevitt, Educator
Lori has her Master’s in Education and has taught both elementary and middle school for the last 15 years. Her prior career was in mental health services working with adults and teens and has volunteered for Girls Scouts USA for 8 years. She lives in California with her husband and has 3 grown children.
Renee Pyle, PhD
Renee has worked in clinic, hospital, school and private practice settings for almost 20 years. She is also an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor in the Stanford University Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences where she supervises and teaches child and adolescent psychiatry fellows. She lives in the SF Bay Area with her husband and their two sons.
Rachel Rosner, Educator
Rachel Rosner is a professional educator with policy and practical insight gained from over 20 years experience both inside and outside of the classroom. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and their two sons.
Susan Steiner Saal
Susan is a non-profit and for-profit leader with 20 years of experience facilitating dynamic marketing and operations strategy. Specializing in fundraising and governance, Susan cultivates deeply connected relationships to build and energize mission-driven opportunities. She lives in Palo Alto, California with her husband and two children.
Maggie Maize, Journalism Intern
Maggie is a recent graduate of Savannah College of Art and Design, where she studied writing. She is endlessly curious and always carries a pen and journal. As a Deep Center writing fellow and intern, she mentored middle schoolers in creative writing. Maggie lives in Northern California
and is working on her first novel.
Molly McElaney, Social Media Intern
Molly is a Senior at Pace University studying Film and English with a minor in marketing. She is currently working on her honors creative thesis where she will write her own television pilot. Molly grew up in Massachusetts but is currently looking for media work in New York City.