I help people and organizations tell stories in sound. Whether you have an idea for a new podcast or you want to take your current podcast to the next level, I offer a range of services tailored to your needs.
Kelley is a radio documentary maker based in Charlottesville, Virginia. She is the creator and producer of UnMonumental, a Localore: Finding America project, and host and producer of the podcast series American Dissent with James Madison’s Montpelier and With Good Reason. She holds an MA in Writing and Rhetoric from Virginia Commonwealth University and attended the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies.
In 2016, Kelley worked with Untold RVA and Storefront for Community Design to build a studio space at the Six Points Innovation Center (6PIC) in Richmond, Virginia. She’s led workshops in audio production and storytelling with the Race and Racism at the University of Richmond project and WRIR and has given talks at MIT, the Public Radio Program Directors Conference, the People-Powered Publishing Conference, and VCU’s Diversity & Inclusion Symposium. Her work has been heard on NPR’s All Things Considered, BackStory, Virginia Public Radio, and Re:sound.
Kelley believes every person has a story to tell, and she especially likes to hear your local and family histories. She’s available for radio feature commissions, podcast consultation, editing, production and hosting, tape syncs, and workshops in the art and craft of audio storytelling. For more information, get in touch.
From the Richmond Times-Dispatch: “Community storytelling has the power to show us that we have common ground to stand on, and it introduces us to people in our community that we might not otherwise run into,” Libby said. “I want people to encounter each other.”
From Current: “Independent producer Kelley Libby spent nine months giving life to untold stories here in the former capital of the Confederacy. As she interviewed residents, something stuck out.”
From MediaShift: “What kind of stories–colonial and contemporary–is the city of Richmond hiding? That’s what Kelley Libby, a freelance radio producer, hopes to answer with her project UnMonumental. The city’s African burial ground, for example, sits under I-95 and its fate is at the center of a sports stadium debate. What other stories will surface from a bit of journalistic digging? And who can help tell those stories?”