Zach Behrens | KCET
Zach Behrens was KCET's Director of News, Region and State. He worked on digital and on-air news products that related to Southern California and beyond. He was also the Digital Executive Producer for "SoCal Connected."
Behrens previously ran LAist and has held positions at the city of Santa Clarita and California Institute of the Arts, where he earned a degree in music. He has won awards from the Los Angeles Press Club, L.A. Weekly, and the San Fernando Valley Business Journal. In 2008, he was named—somewhat arbitrarily, but it's fun to say anyway—as the 8th most influential person in Los Angeles by NowPublic.com.
He is currently a member of the Outdoors Writers Association of California and has served as an Associate Member on the Los Angeles chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists as well as the CalArts Alumni Board, San Fernando Valley Jaycees, and the Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council.
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When Ellis Cooke, a white family man, moved to Compton in 1962, it was a time when whites and blacks peacefully coexisted. That, however, was a very unique sandwiched-in period for the city. Before the courts struck down racially restrictive covenants-...
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Once a propeller of Southern California's economy before the end of the Cold War, the aerospace industry is getting another local boost. This time in the form of drones.
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A look at what other news agencies are saying about Southern California, from the budget "tsunami" headed to L.A. City Hall, a new bus route between two desert cities, L.A. Arts Month and more.
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Plans for Metro's extended Purple Line subway call for seven stations dotted mostly along Wilshire Boulevard. If the project gets the go-ahead, that means construction.
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Brown's budget, which proposes a "vast and historic" restructuring of government operations by returning decisions to local governments, assumes a total gap of $25.4 billion over the next 18 months: $8.2 billion this year and $17.2 billion the next.
Post date: 2011-01-10T01:15:00-08:00
When Ellis Cooke moved to Compton's Richland Farms neighborhood in 1962, it already had a bad reputation, one that he had been hearing about since the 1940s. However, it wasn't the same violent notion that has been portrayed by the music and film indus...