David Toledo is an award-winning audio producer and Los Angeles Times storyteller. Most recently, he was an associate producer on several ABC News shows. He produced segments on his daily news podcast “Start Here” as well as his LGBTQ+ culture podcast “Life Out Loud with LZ Granderson” and his entertainment news show “Close Up with Kelley Carter.” Before that, he was an early member of CNN’s audio team, where he produced shows covering the COVID-19 pandemic, the Trump era, and the 2020 racial reckoning. He is originally from Medellín, Colombia, but now calls Brooklyn home. . He graduated from UC Irvine with a degree in political science and is an avid long-distance runner.