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,

Board President

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,
Board Member

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

 Board Secretary

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,
Board Vice-President

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.

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.  marissateachablemoments.com

Advisors

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 currently serves as a Court Appointed Special Advocate helping to mentor foster youth.  She lives in California with her husband and has 3 grown children.

Amardeep Dhaliwal, High School Counselor

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.

Perry Schell, Design Intern

Perry is on the KidNuz social media team with a focus on the design aspect. She is currently finishing her B.S. in Industrial Design at Georgia Institute of Technology. She has interned for the Biomedical Engineering Department at the University of Texas and also in the Product Design sector of Dell. Perry is the recipient of the Silver Industry Award for her utility ring design in the Georgia Tech College of Design.

Erin Schwarz, Social Media Intern

Erin is a recent graduate from Loyola Marymount University and specializes in social media and influencer marketing. She’s worked on launches for Millie Bobbie Brown, Snoop Dogg, Guayaki Yerba Mate, Yoobi!, Tom’s Shoes and now works her magic with Bliss! 

Interns

Delaney Collins, Social Media & Journalism Intern

Delaney is a recent graduate of CU Boulder, where she studied International Affairs, Spanish, and Dance. She is passionate about social activism, investigative journalism, and storytelling through art.  Delaney is currently looking for new research and work opportunities in the New York City area.

Mae Mouritsen, Journalism Intern

 Mae is a Junior at the University of Pennsylvania studying Health and Societies with a concentration in bioethics. She is also working towards a minor in neuroscience, and will soon begin her own research in cross-cultural treatments in mental health. Mae grew up in Texas, but loves to travel, and has lived in France and Singapore. 

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.

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