Sara Catania is the Vice President of Digital News for NBC4 Southern California, where she oversees all of the station's digital offerings, including web, social media and mobile. Previously she was the Editorial Director of Digital News for the station. Under her leadership the station won its first-ever national Sigma Delta Chi Award from the Society of Professional Journalists, for coverage of breaking news. Prior to that 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. Catania was a reporter at the Los Angeles Times, where she contributed to the Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the 1994 Northridge Earthquake. She has worked as a reporter at the LA Daily News, and a staff writer for the LA Weekly. She has a Masters in Journalism from UC Berkeley and is the recipient of a John S. Knight Journalism Fellowship from Stanford University.
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 NBCConnecticut.com and a reporter for two Minnesota newspapers, Sun Newspapers and the Mankato Free Press.
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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 graduated from UC Berkeley.
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Kelly Goff is a Digital News Producer at NBC4 Southern California. 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.
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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 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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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.
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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.
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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.
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