Ann Marie Baldonado Ann Marie Baldonado is an interview contributor and long-time producer at Fresh Air with Terry Gross.
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Ann Marie Baldonado

Director of Talent Development, Contributor, Fresh Air

Ann Marie Baldonado is an interview contributor and long-time producer at Fresh Air with Terry Gross. She is currently Fresh Air's Director of Talent Development. She got her start in radio in 1997 as a production assistant at WHYY and joined Fresh Air in 1998. For over 20 years, she has focused on the show's TV and film interviews. She became a contributing interviewer in 2015, talking with comedians, actors, directors and musicians like Ali Wong, Kumail Nanjiani, John Cho and Jeff Tweedy. In 2020, Baldonado hosted the limited-run podcast Parent Trapped, about the struggles of parenting during the pandemic. She talked to Julie Andrews about encouraging creativity in your kids, and comedian W. Kamau Bell about what to watch with them.

Baldonado is also a producer for television. She was Talent Producer for the late-night Comedy Central show, The Opposition w/Jordan Klepper, and for Kal Penn Approves This Message, a limited series leading up to the 2020 election.

She was senior producer of the critically acclaimed WNYC podcast Sooo Many White Guys, hosted by comedian Phoebe Robinson, and has consulted for shows at BuzzFeed News, Facebook Watch, iHeartRadio, and Gimlet.

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Renée Elise Goldsberry describes making Girls5Eva as "a labor of love, if you can even say labor." She's pictured above at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2019. Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP hide caption

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'Hamilton' Star Renée Elise Goldsberry Becomes A 1-Hit Wonder In 'Girls5Eva'

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John Boyega attends the EE British Academy Film Awards ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall on February 2, 2020 in London, England. NurPhoto via Getty Images hide caption

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Presenting 'Fresh Air': Actor John Boyega On Hollywood, Police And 'Star Wars'

Sam sits in the Fresh Air host chair to talk to actor John Boyega. Since finishing his star-making role in the Star Wars franchise in 2019 and after the protests that followed the murder of George Floyd last year, Boyega has been outspoken about his treatment as a Black actor in Hollywood, and in the Star Wars franchise itself. He talked to Sam about why he was ready to talk about the "elephant in the room" that is racism in Hollywood and what he's doing to change things.

Presenting 'Fresh Air': Actor John Boyega On Hollywood, Police And 'Star Wars'

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Leslie Odom Jr. Finds Sam Cooke's Voice In 'One Night In Miami'

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Jeff Tweedy On Performing From His Couch: 'It Felt So Intimate To Us Right Away'

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'Late Night' Comic Amber Ruffin On Her New Show — And Telling Jokes Seth Meyers Can't

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John Cho's film credits include Harold in the raunchy Harold and Kumar comedies and Sulu in Star Trek Beyond. Brendon Thorne/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures hide caption

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In 'Columbus,' John Cho Reckons With His Own First-Generation Culture Clash

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'Life Is Short': Aubrey Plaza Keeps Busy With 2 New Films And A TV Series

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Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney play a couple making their way through parenthood, marriage and their careers in the Amazon comedy series Catastrophe. Mark Johnson/Amazon hide caption

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'Everything Is Up For Grabs': Life Inspires Art For 'Catastrophe' Co-Creator

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Sasheer Zamata stars in the stand-up special, Pizza Mind, which is available on NBC's comedy streaming site Seeso. Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP hide caption

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To Get To 'SNL,' Comic Sasheer Zamata 'Followed The Fun'

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Critic Says This Year's Sundance Was The 'Most Fraught' He Can Recall

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Rachel Bloom Upends Romantic Comedy Tropes On 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend'

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Gretchen (Aya Cash) is a self-centered music publicist who falls in love with Jimmy (Chris Geere) in the FXX series You're the Worst. Prashant Gupta/FX hide caption

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In 'You're The Worst,' Even The Most Flawed Characters Find Love

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Ali Wong taped Baby Cobra, her stand-up special for Netflix, while 7 1/2 months pregnant. Alex Crick/Netflix hide caption

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Marriage And Motherhood Are A 'Source Of Power,' Says Comic Ali Wong

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From 'Once' To 'Sing Street': Director John Carney Infuses Movies With Music

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'Love', Maybe: Netflix Explores The Cringe-Worthy Beginnings Of A Relationship

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