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I've been an editor since 1996, as long as I've been a reporter and writer. Stories I've lead- or co-edited have won or been finalists for National Murrow Awards, an Investigative Reporters and Editors Award, Gerald Loeb Awards, Online Journalism Awards, and the National City and Regional Magazine Awards, among others.

Currently I'm the Senior Investigations Editor of The California Newsroom, a collaborative of public radio newsrooms throughout the state, with NPR as its national partner.


From 2019 to 2021, I was Senior Editor of Investigations and Projects, at KPCC, L.A.’s leading NPR member station and its website (now called LAist). In this role, I led a small team of investigative reporters on high-stakes stories for radio and web; edited or consulted on investigative or deep-dive narratives with other reporters in the newsroom and freelancers; helped plan newsroom strategy as a member of the editorial management team; and acted as a point-person on collaborations with other news outlets, including  the Beacon Project at USC/Annenberg's journalism school. While at LAist, I was also editor of California City, a multi-episode narrative podcast. During the pandemic, I worked on a lot of daily news, including breaking stories of public interest.

Before my time at LAist, I freelance-edited stories for Matter (RIP) and 5280 (Denver's city magazine), one of which became the source material for a segment for Last Week Tonight With John Oliver.


From 2006 to 2008 I was articles editor at Denver’s 5280 magazine, where I assigned and edited several departments and features each month, and top-edited the front-of-book and some service packages. One package I edited won the 2007 City and Regional Magazine Award in Leisure Interests, and a handful of articles I edited were CRMA finalists.

From 2003 to 2006 I was executive editor at Boulder, Colorado-based Skiing magazine, where I edited the front-of-the-book, features, and service packages, top-edited a substantial portion of the magazine, and wrote when time allowed.

While freelancing from 1998 to 2003, I was editor-in-chief of a custom-published magazine called No Boundaries.

I started my career in fall of 1995 as an intern at New York City’s PAPER magazine. A few months later I moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico, to be an editorial intern at Outside, where I wound up spending two years as a junior editor.

Selected Recent Editing


Revealed: At least 22 Californians have died while being held face down by police since 2016, by Emily Zentner (The California Newsroom) and Lisa Pick-White (California Reporting Project), collaboration between the California Newsroom and the Guardian

California Nursing Homes are Becoming De Facto Mental Health Centers, by Elly Yu (LAist) and Elisabeth Gawthrop (APM Research Lab), in collaboration with the California Newsroom

Burned (hourlong audio special), by Scott Rodd, Caleigh Wells and The California Newsroom. November, 2022, CapRadio, KCRW, The California Newsroom (IMPACT); Winner of 2023 National Murrow Award, investigative news documentary

The Window to Protect Big Bear from Wildfire is Shrinking, by Caleigh Wells and George LeVines, August 24, 2022, KCRW, The California Newsroom

Stalled U.S. Forest Service Project Could Have Protected Town From Caldor Fire Destruction, by Scott Rodd, George LeVines, and Emily Zentner, August 16, 2022, CapRadio, The California Newsroom

Immediate Jeopardy: Death and Neglect Inside a Troubled Nursing Home Chain (audio special and web), by Elly Yu and Aaron Mendelson, April 6, 2021, KPCC/LAist (Finalist for 2022 Gerald Loeb Award)

California City: An eight-part investigative podcast reported, written, and hosted by Emily Guerin, produced by LAist Studios

Stuck: Deceit, Disrepair and Death Inside a Southern California Rental Empire, by Aaron Mendelson, February 12, 2020, KPCC/LAist (Winner of IRE, OJA, and Loeb awards)


Neither Human Nor Ghost: Chinese Immigrants Scrape By In San Gabriel Valley’s Boarding Houses, by Yingjie Wang, March 11, 2020, KPCC/LAist


Newsom's $42 Million in Aid for Flooded Farmworkers Is Actually Old COVID Funding, by Jerimiah Oetting, March 16, 2023, KAZU/KQED

Immigrant Detainees At Adelanto Say Officers Pepper Sprayed Them For Peacefully Protesting, by Elly Yu, June 22, 2020, KPCC/LAist

'10 To A Room, A Few Feet Apart’: Advocates Say LA County’s Incarcerated Youth Are At Risk, by  Stephanie O’Neill, April 3, 2020, KPCC/LAist

Former Staffers Accuse Owner of Cafe Stella in Silver Lake of Sexual Harassment, by Elina Shatkin, Sep. 4, 2019, LAist

Director of Popular Silver Lake Preschool Accused Of Misconduct With Kids, by Lindsey Hunter Lopez, June 21, 2019, KPCC/LAist

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