KalaLea has been producing interviews and narrative features for almost five years for WNYC and the New Yorker Radio Hour, hosted by David Remnick.

KalaLea has a Master’s degree from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, where she has taught an Audio Reporting course. KalaLea is also the host of Season 2 of Blindspot: Tulsa Burning, a collaboration with the History Channel, WNYC Studios , KOSU and Focus Black Oklahoma. In 2022, KalaLea and the Tulsa Burning team were awarded a duPont Columbia Journalism Award, two Webby Awards for Best Series and Best Writing, as well as a NAACP Image Awardfor Outstanding News + Information Podcast. They were also nominated for a Peabody Award.

Before becoming a radio journalist, KalaLea worked as a digital producer and before that she was the co-owner of a little cafe in Brooklyn, NY.