Emily Elena Dugdale, Daily News Reporter

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I bring you onto the scene of the stories Angelenos are talking about today and help you understand how they'll affect you.

I joined KPCC/LAist in 2018 after reporting and producing the Offshore podcast from Honolulu Civil Beat. An episode I produced on sex abuse in the Catholic Church on Guam won a national AAJA award for radio/audio journalism. Previously, I wrote for local news outlets in the Bay Area. I'm also a proud alum of KPCC's internship program and received a masters in journalism from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York City.

I was born in Colombia and grew up in the Evergreen State. You'll find me hiking around L.A. on the weekends. I'm always on the lookout for news and unique stories about Los Angeles - let me know below if you have one. Hablo español.