Andrea Gutierrez (she/her) is an assistant producer on It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders. She's drawn to stories at the intersections of gender, race, class and ability in arts and culture.
Gutierrez is a longtime storyteller with work in print, digital and audio. She got her start in radio producing interviews and features for The Frame, a daily arts and entertainment show on member station KPCC. Past bylines include BBC World Service, The Current (CBC), LAist, The California Sunday Magazine, Marfa Public Radio, Bitch, make/shift, Huizache and the Los Angeles Review of Books.
In 2019, Gutierrez was named an AIR New Voices Scholar and a finalist in member station KCRW's 24-Hour Radio Race. Prior to working in radio, she spent several years as a university administrator. She taught, counseled and mentored students at UC Berkeley, UCLA, UC Riverside and Cal State LA.
A lifelong Southern Californian, Gutierrez received her bachelor's degree in German studies at Scripps College and her MFA in creative nonfiction at the University of California, Riverside. She's an alum of the Transom Traveling Workshop and the VONA Voices Workshop for writers of color.
Los Espookys co-creator and star Julio Torres joined It's Been A Minute to discuss the show, his designer parents, and why he likes to write for supporting characters.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Chicano Moratorium — a day when Mexican Americans in Los Angeles marched to protest the Vietnam War. It influenced a generation of Chicano activists.