Radio journalist Trey Kay created and produces Us & Them a provocative and highly successful podcast on the culture wars in the United States.
In 2009, Kay produced the radio documentary “The Great Textbook War,” which was honored with a George Foster Peabody Award, a national Edward R. Murrow Award, and a duPont-Columbia Silver Baton. He also collaborated on a traveling exhibit called Books and Beliefs, a companion piece for documentary. In 2005, Kay shared in another Peabody for his contribution to Studio 360’s “American Icons: Moby Dick” program.
During his Spencer Fellowship year, Kay reported and produced a radio documentary on “The Long Game” about the Texas textbook controversy, which was broadcast on local and national public radio stations throughout the country. He also wrote a book proposal expanding on his “Great American Textbook War” reporting.
His work has been recognized with two New York Festivals Awards: “I’m Not A Doctor, But I Play One At The Holiday Inn” (This American Life) and “A Beautiful Symphony of Brotherhood: A Musical Journey in the Life of Martin Luther King, Jr.” (WNYC and NPR). He has been an associate producer for “News Wars: Secrets, Sources and Spin,” a two-hour report for PBS Frontline. Kay produced segments for Marketplace, Weekend America, Day to Day, Morning Edition, and The Next Big Thing.