Gabriella Bulgarelli

Senior Podcast Producer

Brooklyn, NY


Hi! I’m Gabriella.

I was the Senior Producer of NPR Music's Louder Than A Riot, where we unpacked the 10 unspoken rules holding back women and femmes in hip hop. Before Louder, I worked on a few seasons of Spotify and Gimlet's Mogul podcast, developing stories about hip hop's most iconic moments. Our last season was about the father of Houston hip hop: DJ Screw.

I'm interested in storytelling about Black music and culture, and I value opportunities for in depth reporting and innovative cross-platform integration, with fresh sounds at the forefront.

Click play below to hear a recent mix of my favorite 80's Ladies that I made for Wax Poetics while you're exploring my portfolio.

Gabriella Bulgarelli Headshot


Click below to learn more about some of my projects.


Multimedia Skills

...this is probably what you came here for...

I've been behind the mic too!

as a reporter/producer and as a guest expert

...other cool things: collection:
  • Canon 5D Mark II
  • Polaroid 600 One Step x2
  • Minolta AF Big Finder
  • Yashica Electro 35 GSN
  • Ricoh AF-5
  • Yashica MAT G
  • Canon EOS Digital Rebel
  • Pentax Honeywell SP1000
  • Instax Wide 300
...special skills:
  • Spanish proficiency (AP Level 5)
  • quoting obscure internet videos #RIPvine
  • DJing DVS (Traktor, Ableton Live, Pioneer/Rekordbox)
  • Typing speed of 105 wpm
  • Collecting vinyl, CDs, and cassettes
  • Digging for hip hop samples
  • drafting tweets i'll never release
  • sipping on teas from around the world
  • Knitting
  • Baking complex pastries


National Public Radio (NPR)

Senior Producer, Louder Than A Riot

December 2021 - June 2023

I came to NPR to help reimagine Louder Than A Riot for Season 2. I managed a team of 8 and the production of 10 narrative episodes that unpack how the double standard became hip hop's standard. Our cross platform engagement strategy included weekly social integrations, a TikTok/Reels companion series, and a Tiny Desk Concert that went viral. Check out some of my favorite coverage of our season:

For a roundup of everything I produced while at NPR click here.

Spotify and Gimlet Media

Producer, Mogul

August 2020 - December 2021

Lead producer for episodes 2 and 5 of Season 3 of Mogul: Chopped and Screwed, which charts the rise and demise of one of Houston hip hop's founding fathers, DJ Screw. Check out coverage of our new season:

Spotify and Gimlet Media

Associate Producer, Mogul

March 2019 - August 2020

I came back to Mogul, to help produce stories about the most iconic moments in hip hop history for a weekly, COVID-friendly spinoff called The Mogul Mixtapes. Check out coverage of our season:

Spotify and Gimlet Media

Associate Producer, Every Little Thing and Gimlet Projects

October 2019 - March 2019

  • Helped develop and produce new Spotify Original podcasts, including The Decade Wrapped, a data-driven look at the past ten years of music.
  • Helped produce Every Little Thing, the question-answering podcast from Spotify and Gimlet Media. Call the hotline at (833) RING ELT with anything you're dying to have explained. Listen every Monday on Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts.

Gimlet Media

Associate Producer, Mogul

March 2019 - October 2019

  • Helped produce Season 2 of Mogul, the hip hop podcast from Spotify, Gimlet Media and the Loud Speakers Network. I served as the lead producer for Mogul Live: A Night For Reggie and the event which accompanied it. I previously held a 6 month internship on Mogul.

The FeedFeed

Social Analytics + Video Production Assistant

November 2018 - March 2019

    The FeedFeed is the largest social media cooking community in the world, with over 1.4 million followers on Instagram and over 14 million posts hashtagged #FEEDFEED. My responsiblities included:
  • Executing video production process from client partnership kickoff through reporting, which includes filming, editing and posting all sponsored lives, IG Stories + TV episodes
  • Managing and executing sponsored influencer mailings through MailChimp, aggregating and analyzing newsletter data
  • data synthesis/analytical reporting through Facebook, Instagram and Twitter insights

Hedgehog + Fox

Social Media Analyst

August 2018 - November 2018

  • Conducted a social media audit for Ashoka, a global entrepreneurship organization, which led to the development and implementation of a new company-wide strategy that redefined external communication, expanded reach, and promoted the development of original content with a well-defined voice.

WUNC 91.5

News Administrative Intern

May 2018 - October 2018

  • I supported the production of The State of Things, a daily program which brings the issues, places, and personalities of North Carolina to the ears of its listeners.
  • I researched and booked guests, conducted pre-interviews and composed scripts. I also worked on the show's social media presence, photographed guests in studio, and developed the web posts for each broadcast.
  • Throughout my internship I audited the demographics of the show's guests to assist producers in their goal of representing WUNC's listenership and the state of North Carolina more accurately.
  • In April 2019 I recieved a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award (Best Multimedia Story) for my work on "The Cost of Summer"

Emerging Technologies Lab, UNC School of Media and Journalism, in partnership with WFAE 90.7 FM

Innovation Fellow

May 2018 - August 2018

  • I worked as the Project Driver and UX Designer in partnership with WFAE 90.7 and the Knight Foundation to develop a prototype for a forum-based iOS application, 'The Loop,' which will help foster communication between Charlotte's residents and the WFAE newsroom.
  • The project traced provenance from existing investigative platforms like Groundsource, Hearken, WBEZ Chicago's Curious City, and the WWNO Listening Post in New Orleans.

All Day Records

Office Assistant

May 2018 - September 2018

WXYC 89.3 FM

Disc Jockey

January 2017 - September 2018

  • I arranged and performed a 2-hour show once per week which was broadcast from the student union at UNC-Chapel Hill.
  • I am the founder and former director of Free Samples, WXYC's first and only hip-hop oriented broadcast, which airs Thursdays 5-7 PM. I'm still helping produce the show in my free time, but it's being hosted by Chad Covin.
  • As a member of the reviews and recommendations team I helped curate the station's library and inform DJs of new releases. I mainly submitted and reviewed both global and local hip hop, r&b, and neo-soul releases.
  • I also participated in WXYC's New Science Experience (NSE). NSE is a weekly broadcast which focuses on developing skills in DJing using digital vinyl systems.

Daily Tar Heel

Production Manager

August 2017 - May 2018

  • I acted as a liaison between the advertising department and newsroom and arranged the layout for each print issue of the newspaper. I also helped arrange content for Southern Neighbor, a lifestyle publication created under the DTH umbrella.
  • I developed some in-house marketing materials and also worked on SEO, placed and tracked ads through AdSense, and occasionally wrote freelance for the DTH arts and entertainment desk.
  • I worked previously as a multimedia storyteller for the 1893 Brand Studio, the Daily Tar Heel's in-house content hub (Jan. 2017-Aug. 2017).

VibeHouse 405

Multimedia Production Intern

January 2018 - May 2018

  • I assisted with the launch of a new recording studio in downtown Chapel Hill.
  • My responsibilities included photography, videography, content management and composition for blogging, as well as event planning and community engagement.

Durham Voice

Writing/Photography Intern

August 2017 - January 2018

  • I developed skills in photography and feature writing by producing content (bi-weekly) for this small, nonprofit newspaper which serves the diverse, underrepresented community of Northeast-Central Durham.
  • I also directed weekly mentoring sessions to help high school students of color explore their journalistic interests.

Students for Education Reform

State Media Captain

December 2015 - December 2016

  • SFER is a national nonprofit which enables students with the resources to fight for educational justice within their community.
  • I worked as part of a 5 member state team, reported to a state program coordinator and a national board of managers and donors.
  • I performed both print and digital media services for all 3 state chapters (Charlotte, UNC Chapel Hill, Wake Forest). This included, but was not limited to: graphic design, videography and photography, writing and publishing op-eds of members, maintenance of 10+ social media profiles across various platforms, publishing a monthly newsletter via MailChimp and developing campus outreach programs.
  • I also helped direct #Magnetize NC, a campaign that aimed to make North Carolina's magnet schools both more accessible and diverse.
  • I worked previously as the President (and chapter Media Coordinator) of the UNC chapter of SFER (December 2014-December 2015).


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GitHub: Gabriella-Bulgarelli

This site was originally made for a MEJO 221 assignment, and has since been remodeled in MEJO 581. Since graduating it has been revised and expanded to showcase my portfolio.