Award-winning journalist Sara Catania is the Editorial Director of NBCLA.com. Previously she was a regional editor at AOL's hyperlocal Patch.com, where she spearheaded the Southern California operation, launching the first sites in the state and guiding the establishment of the brand in the region. Sara was a reporter at the Los Angeles Times and the LA Daily News, and a staff writer for the LA Weekly. She teaches journalism at the University of Southern California and is the recipient of a John S. Knight Journalism Fellowship and a Katrina Media Fellowship.
Jonathan Lloyd is the managing editor of NBCLA.com. He has been a member of the web site's editorial staff since 2004. Before joining NBC4, he was a web editor at NBCConnecticut.com and a reporter for two Minnesota newspapers, Sun Newspapers and the Mankato Free Press.
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Samantha Tata is a digital journalist with NBCLA.com. She served the web team as an intern during Summer 2011 before graduating California State University, Northridge where she was the news editor of the campus newspaper, the Daily Sundial. Her writing can be found in print and online in the Daily Sundial, The Mercurial Magazine and NBCLA.com.
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Jason Kandel is an award-winning journalist who has covered news in Southern California for 15 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 dailynews.com 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.
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Colin Bertram is the national online entertainment correspondent for NBC's owned broadcast stations. A native Australian, he was previously the deputy managing editor/features for the New York Daily News and has contributed celebrity cover stories to In Style and Harper's Bazaar. He began his career as a freelance journalist for newspapers including The Australian and The Sydney Morning Herald before accepting the position of news editor at In Style (Australia).
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Christina Cocca is a digital producer for NBC Los Angeles. She first joined the web team as an intern in Spring 2013 before graduating from California State University, Northridge, where she was the news editor for the Daily Sundial. Christina was a foreign multimedia journalist in Perpignan, France, as well as a supplemental instruction leader at CSUN, where she taught English to college freshmen. Her news writing has won awards from the California Newspaper Publishers Association, California College Media Association and Los Angeles Press Club.
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Willian Avila is a digital content producer at NBC Los Angeles. He has worked in print and online 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 graduated from UC Berkeley.
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Andrew Lopez is a digital producer with NBCLA.com. He previously worked at the Ventura County Star, where he covered breaking news, reported on schools and worked on the website and app. Before that, he interned at KPCC, reporting and producing multimedia for downtown Los Angeles blog, blogdowntown. He is a graduate of California State University, Northridge, where he worked as the online editor of the campus newspaper, The Daily Sundial.
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