Toni Bakal is a college instructor and radio station manager to College of the Desert's award-winning radio station. She received the title of Best On-Air Personality in the Nation in 2016, through the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System Awards, and COD's radio station has been nominated four times for Best Community College Radio Station in the Nation. Toni teaches Introduction to Radio Production and Intermediate and Advanced Radio Production at College of the Desert. She is an adjunct instructor at the California Indian Nations College and has taught Communication and Media Production courses at the college. Toni has an MFA from Loyola Marymount University in Writing & Producing for TV and a BA from San Diego State University in Communication and Political Science. Prior to teaching college, Toni was a producer in Los Angeles at a brand consultancy and creative agency that specialized in rebranding and refreshing TV networks.