Zeitlin recognized by National Federation of Press Women

Leora Zeitlin has been recognized with two first-place awards from the National Federation of Press Women for her work with KRWG Public Media. 

As host of “Intermezzo,” a classical music radio program, Zeitlin’s first awarded segment was a heartfelt tribute to legendary composer Leonard Bernstein with whom her parents were close friends. August 2018 marked the centennial of Bernstein’s birth, and Zeitlin gave the international milestone in music a local angle. 

Her second segment was about Scaffolding Theatre Company’s production of “Othello: The Remix,” a rap adaptation of Shakespeare’s play. The interview features two of the show’s stars, Julian Alexander and Josh Horton. It started out as a regular interview, then the energy in the room became electric when Zeitlin asked them to share a few lines of rap with the listeners. 

“Intermezzo” airs on KRWG-FM from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays.  

Faith Schifani