About Us

Glynn Washington - Host & Executive Producer 

Before creating the Snap Judgment radio show, Glynn worked as an educator, diplomat, community activist, actor, political strategist, fist-shaker, mountain-hollerer, and foot stomper.

Glynn composed music for the Kunst Stoff dance performances in San Francisco, rocked live spoken word poetry in Detroit, joined a band in Indonesia, wrote several screenplays, painted a daring series of self portraits, released a blues album, and thinks his stories are best served with cocktails. 

Mark Ristich - Executive Producer 

Mark Ristich founded Snap Judgment with Glynn. Mark records, writes, edits and produces for Snap Judgment and has no other interests. 


Anna Sussman - Managing Editor

Anna Sussman has been trying to report serious stories but really reporting on frivolity for the past nine years. She earned two masters degrees from the University of California at Berkeley, in Journalism and Human Rights, and founded Backpackjournalist.org with her husband, reporting stories on U.S military debacles, international war tribunals and man-eating crocodiles from 21 countries. 

Anna comes to Snap Judgment from the wilds of the freelance jungle where she reported for CNN, Current TV, PRI and the San Francisco Chronicle. She also plays the banjo and can be spotted in a Thai sports drink commercial.

Julia DeWitt - Producer

Before Snap Judgment, Julia DeWitt studied reintegration of combat-related PTSD in veterans. After college she received a National Geographic Young Explorer grant to cover the cultural revival happening in the remote northwest of British Columbia, Canada. Tending bar in Boston she served many a storyteller at her local pub (and can make a tasty Sidecar). Trained in radio by the Kitchen Sisters and acculturated as editorial staff of Pop-Up magazine, Julia signed up with Snap to be part of the "new wave of public radio" (-Ira Glass). When she's not riding the wave, Julia likes to hike, bike, climb, and shred the gnar.

Pat Mesiti-Miller - Music Editor / Producer

Pat Mesiti-Miller produces that signature Snap Judgment sound. He is a phonetic fanatic, sonic sensationalist, and vinyl visionary.

As a freelance Sound Engineer and artist, Pat has produced audio content for commercials, films, music records, and engineered a live comedy show for multiple seasons. Bringing the boom bap to snap, Pat produces and engineers with a beat. He heads his own hip hop production studio where he writes, records, and mixes original music. He makes beats, makes jokes, and makes a mean eggplant parmesan.

Renzo Gorrio - Producer

Growing up in the suburbs of Miami, Renzo Gorrio had nothing to do but make music and rollerblade. His passion for creating music grew along with his home studio.

After graduating from SAE Miami, recording bands in basements, garages and living rooms and scoring short films and cartoons filled the time between touring with his own band. After living in Portland, OR for 2 years, he moved to the Bay Area to further his involvement in music and media art.


Ana Adlerstein - Producer

Ana Adlerstein graduated from Pitzer College in International Intercultural Studies with a focus on Latin America. She speaks Spanish, and has hitchhiked from Mexico City to Denver without spending a dime. She worked at "The Moth" helping with live show production and assisted editing their book of top stories. She coordinated volunteers and founded a scholarship in Kenya on Mfangano island, the largest island in Lake Victoria. She was born in Maine, raised by a shaman (ok, her mom), and has also lived in Scotland, LA, Cape Cod, Mexico, and now Oakland.

Joe Rosenberg - Producer

Joe Rosenberg is a Los Angeles native and a graduate of the USC film
school who, for reasons he's still trying to figure out, somehow wound
up producing public radio.  His work has appeared on NPR's On The Media, This American Life, WNYC in New York, MPBN in Maine, and KCRW in Los Angeles.  When he's not working, you'll find him hiking in his beloved Sierra Nevada Mountains and wondering if film will ever again attain the psychological sophistication and cultural urgency of today's best cable television.

Nancy Lopez - Producer

López started in radio in 2006 when she joined Soul Rebel Radio, a collective of novice storytellers wanting to give voice to everyday people in Los Angeles. She then went on to journalism school at UC Berkeley. Since then she’s worked as a producer for Radio Ambulante and Making Contact. Her work has appeared on PRI’s The World, KALW in San Francisco, Radio Bilingue, New America Media and the East Bay Express. When she’s not in the daily grind, she likes to unplug and knit.

Davey Kim - Producer

Once upon a time, Davey Kim aspired to be a chef, musician and long-distance unicyclist. But after moderately mastering those fields, the radio bug bit him and he’s now eternally infected.
Since then, his work has aired on Marketplace, The Dinner Party Download, NPR’s Weekend Edition, The World and KPCC in Los Angeles.
When he’s not doing radio, he tries to take his aforementioned aspirations to the next level.

Jazmin Aguilera - Office Administrator

Jazmin comes to Snap Judgment after emerging fully formed from the forehead of Zeus. She excels at strategy video games and Monopoly. While incarcerated in the thunder god's skull, Jazmin spent her time painting, reading comic books, and obsessing on useless hobbies. At any give time, Jazmin can be found with a yo-yo, art materials, and a comic book. Jazmin studied Global Studies with an emphasis in economics and diplomacy from UCSB. She uses her expertise in global labor and immigration patterns for absolutely nothing, but makes pretty good use of her Monopoly skills.