vanessa lowe

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  • Username: nesslowe
  • Radio/Media Producer
  • Role: Producer/Reporter: Independent


Caption: Shake it!, Credit: Oz Lang

Shake it - a modern Polaroid love story (59:00)
From: This Instant Productions

A tender look at two modern photo technologies - Polaroid and digital photography - and the human and visual connections we make with them.
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Beat Pedaler (30:01)
From: vanessa lowe

Beat Pedaler is an in-depth exploration of rapper, inventor and educator Paul Freedman’s passion for bike culture.
Caption: Toby Hawkins

Before You Do This (04:09)
From: vanessa lowe

This piece was produced for the 2nd Annual KCRW 24-Hour Radio Race, by Vanessa Lowe and Kent Sparling. It made it to the top ten finalists out of 139 entries!
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Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy (01:00:00)
From: vanessa lowe

An hour-long radio documentary, featuring the voices of fourteen women who have breastfed their children between one and four years. Some of the major topics covered include ...
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Ep. 0 - Welcome to the Night (15:14)
From: vanessa lowe

An introduction to Nocturne.

About Me

Vanessa Lowe is an independent radio producer.

She produces the monthly podcast, Nocturne, which is an exploration of the night, and of how people's thoughts, feelings and behaviors transform in the dark. Do I truly know you if I only know the daytime you?

She produced “Shake It! A modern Polaroid Love Story” in 2014, with co-producer, Megan Jones. “Shake It!” takes a tender look at two modern photo technologies - Polaroid and digital photography - and the human and visual connections we make with them.

Vanessa was an Associate Producer for “RISE: Climate Change and Coastal Communities”, a multimedia project including 3 hour-long audio documentaries, six 6-minute“webstories”, and six 20-minute podcasts. The hour-long pieces have played on over 200 public radio stations in the United States, as well as internationally through NPR Worldwide. RISE received the Outstanding Feature Story, 2nd place, from SEJ in 2012 and the Clarion Award, Best Radio Documentary Series, 2012.

In 2012 Vanessa Produced “Beat Pedaler”, a 30-minute audio doc about bike activist, rapper, inventor and educator Paul Freedman, aka "Fossil Fool, the bike rapper".

In 2010 Lowe produced “Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy”, an hour-long audio documentary exploring the issues of extended breastfeeding in the U.S.

Lowe is a singer-songwriter with five CDs of original music to her credit. She also earned a doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Denver. She developed and hosted a radio show for 4 years on KWMR, West Marin, CA. She lives in the San Francisco Bay area with her husband and son.

My Groups: This Instant Productions
Favorite Shows: How Sound, The Truth, Snap Judgement


vanessa is currently available for new projects, has a car, and is available to travel In state/province.


  • Field Recording
  • Voice Talent
  • Editing
  • Music Consulting
  • Hosting Music Programs
  • Podcast Production: Moderate to High
  • Podcast Production: Basic
  • Writing
  • Producing: Music and Performance Programs

Available For

  • Field Recording
  • Documentary Production
  • Interviewing
  • Post Production
  • Tape Syncs
  • Voiceover
  • Sound Editing


  • Hard Disc/Flash Recorder
  • Pro Tools
  • Specialized Mics

Work Experience

Associate Producer at Claire Schoen Media
Interviewing, sound editing, script work and more for RISE: Climate Change and Coastal Communities

Radio/Media Producer at Knitwise Media

Previously Aired On



University of Denver, PsyD

Brandeis University, B.A.


Additional Information

Affiliations:  AIR
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