Rashad Mahmood works to support local journalism in New Mexico as the Executive Director of the New Mexico Local News Fund. His focus is on local news equity, ensuring that people and communities all over the state have access to the news and information they need. Before coming to New Mexico a decade ago, he worked in international development in Washington DC, Egypt and Iraq. He has worked in print, online and radio journalism. In New Mexico he worked for the youth media organization Generation Justice and KUNM 89.9 FM Radio."
Director of Business and Program Development
Diana Alba Soular
Project Coordinator (Southern NM)
Project Coordinator (Northern NM)
Tara Gatewood (@taraN8V) is an Isleta Pueblo/Diné award winning host and producer of the nationally syndicated radio call-in show, Native America Calling. Each weekday she leads thought-provoking conversations with invited guests and callers on issues specific to Indigenous nations like art, health care, culture, politics, pop culture and justice. Beyond radio broadcasting, her palette of story-sharing also includes working in South Dakota, Minnesota and Massachusetts. She reported and photographed for several news organizations and her past works can be found in the Boston Globe, Aberdeen American News, St. Paul Pioneer Press and Native Peoples Magazine. She is also the voice of the Indigenous Foundation radio program heard on Santa Fe New Mexico’s KSFR 101.1 FM each Saturday.
Tanya Cole is a mother, gardener, DJ, as well as native New Mexican. She has been involved in public radio for over 30 years beginning with college and community radio in Oregon--KBVR and KBOO, to KUNM here in Albuquerque. While at KUNM she hosted NPR's All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and Weekend Edition, was a Production Tech, an Account Executive, and is still a volunteer DJ. She recognizes the importance of consistent, trustworthy, and sustainable local news supported by the local community. She works to help broaden accessibility to local news for all New Mexicans.