Naina Rao is a multimedia journalist and podcast producer serving as the first News Director for Guam's NPR member station, KPRG 89.3 FM. She's extensively produced for National Public Radio's Morning EditionCulture Desk, and 1A

Naina has hosted Morning Edition locally for Wyoming's NPR member station and reported on issues related to health, environment, arts, and culture for several media outlets including Reckon, AfroLA, Great Lakes Echo, Buffalo News, The Detroit News, and Feet in 2 Worlds, to name a few. 

Born and raised in Jakarta, Indonesia, Naina is fluent in Bahasa Indonesia and Melayu. She's working on her Hindi, enjoys watching Bollywood, and loves to stay active. She's a Transom alum and a former Asian American Journalists Association's VOICES mentor. 

Naina is based in Guam, USA, and is available for tape-syncs and freelance reporting assignments for podcasts and radio stories. You can connect with her at



Institute for Nonprofit News Awards Insight Award for Explanatory Journalism

Asian American Journalists Association Journalism Excellence Awards Excellence in Audio Storytelling, News Feature (Runner Up)


Public Media Journalists Association Best News/Public Affairs Program - Second Place


Michigan Association of Broadcasters Best Talk Show - Second Place