Brad Kava is a former news reporter and syndicated media critic for the San Jose Mercury News and has had numerous works published in the New York Times, Kansas City Star, Rolling Stone magazine and others. Brad has had front page stories about everything ranging from satellite radio, digital music rights and terrorist bombings to features on well renown authors and profiles on technology luminaries and CEOs. He was part of a team that won the Pulitzer Prize for covering the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake and has done writing projects for the Los Angeles blues and rock record label, Delta Groove. He has been a guest on ñNightline,î NPRÍs ñMorning Editionî and Howard SternÍs radio show, and is a regular media commentator for KCBS Radio, KGO radio and Fox TV affiliate KTVU in Oakland. His published interviews translated around the world have included musicians such as Keith Richards, James Cotton, Paul McCartney, Snoop Dogg, and U2.
Brad has won several awards for his writing, including second place for the Best Bay Area Columnist and Best Feature Story, and honorable mention for the Best Serious Feature Story. He was also part of the team that won a Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the Loma Preita earthquake. He is also an avid blogger and part owner of the Santa Cruz Blues Festival. Additionally, heÍs a blues harmonica and has performed with a number of bands including Santana musicians.