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David Barasoain

News Manager - Division of Media Properties Innovation News Center

Office: 2304 Weimer Phone: 352-392-6397 Email:


David previously worked at WABE, the NPR affiliate in Atlanta, for nearly twenty years. He served in a variety of roles at WABE, including director of radio operations, director of pledge strategy and production and director of radio programming. His broadcast career started when he was hired at his college NPR station in Tennessee. Since then, he has served as an English teacher in Seoul, Korea, a station manager on the island of Guam, and a media trainer near London.

He has been an adjunct journalism professor at Southern Adventist University in Tennessee for nearly 20 years and also taught at Georgia State University and Kennesaw State University.

His audio stories have been featured on AMP, PRX and NPR. He served as the senior producer for the Buried Truths podcast, which was produced in partnership with the Georgia Civil Rights Cold Cases Project at Emory University. For his role directing, producing and project managing the first four seasons of Buried Truths, he was awarded the Peabody Award in 2018, a Robert F. Kennedy Award in 2019, an Edward R. Murrow Award in 2020, and an American Bar Association Silver Gavel Award in 2021.

In this new role, David will be teaching undergraduate courses, managing students and student content creation in INC, and anchoring or voicing some audio newscasts for WUFT-FM.


B.A. in Journalism, Southern Adventist University
B.S. in Business Administration, Southern Adventist University
M.A. in Journalism at University of Westminster in London