Member
Your donation supports our high-quality, inspiring and commercial-free programming.
Support Icon
Discover all the ways you can make a difference.
Support Icon
The Leadership, Advancement, Membership and Special Events teams are here to help.
Support Provided By

Carren Jao

Carren Jao

Carren Jao is a digital producer for KCET and PBS SoCal. She is responsible for developing editorial strategies and supporting content for KCET and PBS SoCal’s original productions, as well as digital projects.  She manages the development of articles and short videos for the Emmy award-winning arts and culture series Artbound, Southland Sessions, the James Beard-nominated food series The Migrant Kitchen, Lost LA and more. 

Previously, Carren has worked as a full-time freelance journalist. Her work has been published around the world, including the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, Wired UK, Surface, Dwell and many others. She has also been nominated for best online journalist for her work covering the issues and communities of the Los Angeles River for KCET’s Confluence.

You can find her online and on Twitter

Carren Jao
Pan dulces laid out in a pan
Article
The Migrant Kitchen

Cuéntanos tu historia de pan dulce

Pan dulce occupies a special place in many an Angeleno's heart. ¿Cómo han sido las conchas, orejas y sus muchos hermanos horneados parte de sus vidas?
La Monarca Bakery & Cafe on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood is clothed in darkness.
Article
The Migrant Kitchen

A Selection of Panaderías in L.A.

Panaderías are long-running fixtures in many Los Angeles neighborhoods, offering freshly-baked comfort every day. While there are many that can be found throughout the city, here are a few locations that have caught our eye.
Pan dulces laid out in a pan
Article
The Migrant Kitchen

Tell Us Your Pan Dulce Story

Pan dulce occupies a special place in many an Angeleno's heart. How have conchas, orejas and their many baked siblings been part of your lives?
Children and youth engage in arts education throughout Los Angeles County.
Article
Artbound

Where to Find an Arts Experience Near You

Art is a fundamental need, yet there are a lot of barriers to students having access to arts education, especially in California where less than 40% of students are enrolled in any sort of arts class. This resource serves as a guide to available programs in all 78 school districts in Los Angeles County.
City of Ghosts
Article
Artbound

Animated Series 'City of Ghosts' Explores L.A.'s Rich and Complicated Histories for Kids

Award-winning animator Elizabeth Ito explores L.A.'s rich, diverse history in a hybrid documentary and animated series, "City of Ghosts."
National youth poet laureate Amanda Gorman arrives at the inauguration of US President-elect Joe Biden on the West Front of the US Capitol on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC.
Article

Poetry is Political: Amanda Gorman's America

“I am the daughter of Black writers who are descended from freedom fighters, who broke their chains and changed the world. They call me,” so goes the mantra of Amanda Gorman. Learn more about the nation's youngest inauguration poet and her politics.
Hollywood Bowl shell with orchestra on stage. |  Adam Latham
Article
In Concert at the Hollywood Bowl

An Episode Guide to ‘In Concert at the Hollywood Bowl’

Mark your calendars and see the Hollywood Bowl in a new light. Catch these never-before aired performances starting January 15.
Multigenerational members of Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra during rehearsals | Samantha Lee ab s11
Article
Artbound

An Episode Guide to Artbound Season 11

Join us as we discover the many ways that art is an essential part of the human experience on "Artbound." Tune in with this episode guide.
A black and white photo of Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra playing | Samantha Lee ab s11
Article
Artbound

The Past That Resounds Today: A New Season of 'Artbound' Begins

This season, "Artbound" explores how communities have fought to survive, to stay resilient by creating the art forms, forums and spaces they need to band together as communities, combat erasure and unapologetically express themselves. 
A video camera showing an image of people gathered in the frame | Kushagra Kevat/Unsplash
Article
Fine Cut

Watch the Future of Filmmaking Unfold: An Episode Guide for 'Fine Cut' Season 21

Tune in Wednesdays at 10 p.m. PT to catch a glimpse of tomorrow's big names in filmmaking. Here's a guide to upcoming episodes.
Active loading indicator