Yowei Shaw is senior reporter/producer at Invisibilia, where she reports, produces, edits, and sound designs stories. Her work on the show has taken listeners into an unlikely love story in martial law era Taiwan, a Midwestern community sharply divided in how it sees wild black bears, and a hardcore music scene that called out one of its own.
Before joining the team, she was a USA Knight Fellow, whose work has been featured on This American Life, Pop Up Magazine, Studio 360, and The World, among other places. At one point, she produced interviews at NPR's Fresh Air and once made really good elevator music in Chinatown, Philadelphia.
Yowei got her start in radio by teaching youth media, when she was a young person herself. She is ever grateful to her parents for letting her report on their obsession with tango dancing. They were very perplexed when she won a Third Coast documentary award for the story.
First name pronounced [YO-way]. Like NO way, with a Y.