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    Jonathan Lloyd

    Jonathan Lloyd is the Managing Editor of Digital News at NBC4 Southern California where he has been a member of the digital team since 2004. Before joining NBC4, he was a web editor at and a reporter for two Minnesota newspapers, Sun Newspapers and the Mankato Free Press.

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     Willian Avila

    Willian Avila is a Digital News Producer at NBC4 Southern California. He has worked in print and digital journalism for several years, most recently as an online news producer at ABC7 Los Angeles. He also co-authored an investigative report at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism and reported for The Desert Sun in Palm Springs. He is a Los Angeles native and UC Berkeley graduate.

    Link: Read Willian's stories


    Kelly Whitney

    Kelly Whitney is the Director of Integrated Media. Prior to joining the digital team, she worked at the Los Angeles Daily News, where she covered breaking news, crime and courts. She was also a reporter with the San Fernando Valley Business Journal, covering commercial real estate and the biotech industry. She attended San Francisco State University, where she was editor-in-chief of the award-winning Golden Gate Xpress.

    Link: Read Kelly's stories



    Jason Kandel

    Jason Kandel is a Digital News Producer for NBC4 Southern California. He is an award-winning journalist who has covered news in Southern California for 19 years. He's been a reporter at Thomson Reuters, the Los Angeles Times, the Los Angeles Daily News and the Long Beach Press-Telegram. He's been an online editor at and Southern California Public Radio. He's won Los Angeles Press Club awards for breaking news and online news projects, including for coverage of the 2009 Station Fire.

    Link: Read Jason's stories


    Irene Moore

    Irene Moore is a Digital News Producer for NBC4 Southern California. She first joined the digital team as an intern the spring of 2012, returning to the team as a producer in 2013 after pursuing her passion for travel and world affairs. Prior to NBC4 she wrote for CBS travel editor Peter Greenberg, as well as worked in broadcast production for two years, producing “The Morning Review with Roy Ulrich” on KPFK and freelanced for The Mainichi, a Japanese publication. She also co-wrote and co-hosted a segment for KPFK about Muslims in the media. Moore attended Cal State Northridge where she worked as a senior reporter for the campus newspaper, The Daily Sundial.

    Link: Read Irene's stories

    Corey Arvin

    Corey Arvin is a Digital News Producer for NBC4 Southern California. He has covered government, business, diversity, technology and digital projects as a reporter and online news producer. Prior to joining NBC4, he was an online news producer for Los Angeles News Group publications, including the Daily Bulletin and the San Bernardino Sun Newspaper, and Brown Publishing Co. He also received a Scripps Howard Foundation National Journalism Award for Web Reporting and a Society of Professional Journalists IE Chapter award for Business Reporting.

    Link: Read Corey's stories

    Jessica Perez

    Jessica Perez is a Digital News Producer for NBC4 Southern California. Before joining the digital team she was Deputy Editor of Boyle Heights Beat, a bilingual print publication and website project of the University of Southern California. Perez's reporting and multimedia projects have been published in several news websites and blogs, including KPCC's On Central. She is a graduate of California State University, Long Beach.

    Link: Read Jessica's stories


    Heather Navarro

    Heather Navarro is a Digital News Producer at NBC4 Southern California. She has a master’s degree in broadcast and digital journalism from USC. She’s worked as a freelance reporter covering hyper-local news in the South Bay for AOL’s, and earned an insider’s view on content while working at an SEO company. She started at NBC4 as an intern for the digital team in 2013 before going on to intern with NBC Nightly News. She worked for NBC4’s Promotions department in a role she built from the ground up as a social media producer, growing NBCLA’s Vine presence from 3,000 to nearly 30,000 followers, setting NBC4 as a leader in the market.

    Link: Read Heather's stories


    Jacquelinne Mejia

    Jacquelinne Mejia is a Social Media Producer at NBC4 Southern California. Prior to joining NBC4, she worked as a reporter at the San Fernando Valley Business Journal and served as a marketing team member for EC Hispanic Media. Most recently she was deputy editor of, a Latino entertainment site. During college, she worked in video production and marketing for She is a graduate of the University of Missouri’s journalism school.