USC Dornsife College Of Letters Arts and Sciences

University of Southern California

Cheryl Devall is a veteran storyteller in sound, images and words. She serves as the editor for the collaboration between CRCC and KALW’s Spiritual Edge podcast, helping lead a team of audio reporters creating podcasts for “Spiritual Exemplars: A Global Project on Engaged Spirituality.”

As an editor and correspondent, she has worked for Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting, National Public Radio, Marketplace and Southern California Public Radio. Earlier this decade she was delighted to edit and write for the Daily World in Opelousas, Louisiana – her parents’ ancestral state and the birthplace of one of her passions, zydeco music and dancing (alongside jazz, classical, roots, folk and the Great American Songbook). She edited the audio version of the Reveal investigation “All Work, No Pay,” a finalist in the 2018 Pulitzer Prize national reporting category. Cheryl’s shared in three Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Awards for coverage of AIDS and Black America early in the epidemic, the 1992 Los Angeles riots and North Carolina 40 years after the federal War on Poverty.

Cheryl Devall