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.
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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 the Senior Digital News Producer at NBC4 Southern California. Prior to working at NBC4, he was a digital journalist at ABC7 Los Angeles and news reporter at The Desert Sun. He's an LA native and UC Berkeley grad.
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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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Whitney Ashton Irick is a Digital News Producer at NBC4 in Southern California. She holds a master’s degree from the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. She is also a print, online and broadcast journalism graduate of Pepperdine University. Prior to working as a digital content producer, Whitney worked as a news associate at NBC4 and completed two digital news internships with the station’s web team. Whitney has previously served as president and online managing editor for Pepperdine's award-winning weekly student newspaper and website.
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Heather Navarro is a Digital News Producer and social media lead 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 Patch.com, 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 more than 30,000 followers, setting NBC4 as a leader in the market.
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Kristina Bugante is a Digital News Producer at NBC4 Southern California. Previously, she was a two-time intern with the digital team before she graduated with her bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of La Verne, where she was editor in chief of both the Campus Times and La Verne Magazine.
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Mike Bebernes is a Social Media News Producer at NBC4 Southern California. Before joining NBC4, he was a member of the trending news team at Facebook. He previously worked as a reporter for Sports Illustrated. He is a native of Solvang, Calif. and a graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
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