I’m a radio reporter / audio journalist / podcast producer / sonic storyteller / synonym extraordinaire.

Some of the things I do

  • Production
  • Editorial
  • Writing
  • Reporting
  • Interviewing
  • Ideation
  • Development
  • Marketing
  • Hosting
  • Recording
  • Mixing
  • Engineering

I enjoy working with all y’all

  • Narrative storytelling
  • Magazine radio series
  • Longform features
  • News stories
  • Interview-style podcasts
  • Mission-driven content
  • Corporate storytelling
  • Branded podcasts
  • Shorts
  • Experimental art
  • Burgeoning ideas
  • Everything in between

Experience & areas of interest

  • Psychedelics
  • Psychology
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Education
  • Spirituality
  • Technology
  • Sustainability
  • Social Impact
  • Criminal Justice
  • Drug Policy

My name is Jonathan A. Davis, and I’m a journalist, storyteller, and radio maker. I’ve worked in various newsrooms, on audio series for two public radio stations, and on a variety of independent podcast series.

As an audio journalist and podcast producer, I’ve run the gamut on all aspects of production: reporting; story-boarding; scripting; editorial; ideation; project management; mixing; engineering; interviewing; recording; marketing. This includes serving as associate producer on The Intersection, the Edward R Murrow Award Winning audio series coming out of San Francisco’s NPR affiliate station KALW. During my time as producer, the series also won San Francisco Press Club’s first place prize for best radio documentary.

In 2022 I was awarded the Rosalynn Carter Fellowship for Mental Health Journalism. This fellowship includes the Benjamin von Sternenfels Rosenthal Grant for Investigative Mental Health Reporting, a special grant and partnership between The Carter Center Center and Reveal (from the Center for Investigative Reporting). The Reveal episode aired across the country on NPR, and you can listen here. The three stories in that episode won the First Place Award in audio reporting for Excellence in Health Care Journalism.

I’ve also been a producer for The Journal, a podcast about money, business and power, co-produced by Spotify and The Wall Street Journal.

Beyond my public radio work, I’ve helped develop four independent podcasts from scratch including serving as producer and editor on those series. I’ve also reported and recorded for Audacy, CBC, Freakonomics, Kerning Cultures, PBS, Pineapple Street Studios, Reveal, Saveur, Slate, Sonic Union, The New Yorker Radio Hour, Ultraviolet, and WYNC.

Getting to tell the world’s stories through the magical medium of audio is an honor. Previous to working as a radio maker with KALW, I was a part of their Summer Journalism Fellowship and training program. I have also reported and produced news stories for KPFA, the legendary Pacifica Network outpost in Berkeley, Ca.

Prior to audio journalism, I worked in a variety of sectors including management consulting, sustainability, financial services, workforce development, training & facilitation, philanthropy, and the non-profit world. I have a B.S. in Accounting & Business/Management and a B.A. in Sustainability Studies from the University of Florida (c/o 2012). I work to bring those unique perspectives to the audio I make.