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Meet the NBC4 Southern California Digital Team

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    Sara Catania

    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, 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

    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.

    Link: Read Jonathan'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 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 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


     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 graduated from UC Berkeley.

    Link: Read Willian's stories


    Christina Cocca

    Christina CoccaChristina Cocca is a Digital News Producer for NBC4 Southern California. She first joined the team as an intern in Spring 2013. She studied foreign multimedia journalism in France, and taught English to college freshmen at CSUN. She's won awards from Los Angeles Press Club, CA Newspaper Publishers Association and CA College Media Association. She spearheaded an award-winning investigative series into CSU salaries while news editor at CSUN's Daily Sundial and is a graduate of California State University, Northridge.

    Link: Read Christina's stories


    Kelly Goff

    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.

    Link: Read Kelly's stories


    Asher Klein

    Asher Klein is a Digital News Producer at NBC4 Southern California. He previously covered Los Angeles City Hall and politics for the L.A. Register, focusing on budget, tech and legal issues, along with several cities for the O.C. Register. An award-winning news editor at the University of Chicago’s student newspaper, he also blogged for the Chicago Reader, where he ran day-to-day web operations.

    Link: Read Asher's stories


    Michael Larkin

    Michael Larkin is a Digital News Producer at NBC4 Southern California. He previously worked as a reporter for the Daily Mail Online's Los Angeles office, covering breaking news, premieres, human interest stories and major events including the Academy Awards. He also worked as a news reporter for the local and national press in the United Kingdom, where he covered major events including the Glasgow International Airport terrorist attack, the release of Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi to Libya, and UK and Scottish Parliamentary elections.

    Link: Read Michael's stories