Ashley Bailey Associate Producer, Morning Edition/Weekend Edition

Ashley Bailey
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Ashley Bailey is an Associate Producer for “Morning Edition” and “All Things Considered” at KPCC.

Ashley came to Los Angeles from Northern California. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from Humboldt State University and was news director of KRFH, the school’s student-run radio station. She has also had experience in print journalism, working at The Eureka Reporter and The Times-Standard in Eureka. She started at KPCC as a news intern in March of 2011 and, within several months, produced her first feature for air.

Less than a year later, she was brought on staff as an Assistant Producer and produced an award-winning piece on Hollywood stunt driver Jim Wilkey.

The following year, she was promoted again to an Associate Producer.

Ashley has been at the center of some of the biggest and busiest news days of the past year including the San Bernardino terror attacks, the day LAUSD closed all schools due to a threat and the procession for former First Lady Nancy Reagan.

Her reporting has been featured on NPR, as well as its member stations, KHSU and KQED.

In her spare time, Ashley enjoys taking her pitbull-mix, Lucy, to the beach, baking cookies and traveling to breweries to sample the latest in craft beer.


Stories by Ashley Bailey

Kern River rafting companies thrilled with snowpack

River rafting companies are hoping for better business after four years of drought-dribble flows. Snowpack in the Southern Sierra is about 77 percent of normal.

LA's broken sidewalks to get fixed — over the next 30 years

The plan was unanimously approved by the L.A. City Council. It calls for the city to spend about $30 million a year over the next three decades to make initial repairs.

DA's wrongful conviction unit flooded with claims

The L.A. County District Attorney's new wrongful convictions unit has received hundreds of claims. Some attorneys say processing the claims has been slow.

At jail scandal trial, attorneys offer 2 views of former LA undersheriff

The federal case against former L.A. County Undersheriff Paul Tanaka kicked off Thursday. Tanaka's accused of masterminding a plot to thwart an FBI investigation into jail violence.

Restoring public trust in the Orange County Sheriff's Department

Legal controversies over the use of jailhouse informants and an embarrassing jail escape have led O.C. Sheriff Sandra Hutchens to seek more internal oversight.

'Grim Sleeper' defense focuses on DNA evidence

In his opening statement Monday, Lonnie Franklin Jr.'s defense attorney told the jury DNA evidence taken from victims also matched other men.

Family says man wrongfully shot by Long Beach police

The family of a man killed by Long Beach police are asking for $20 million — and for the department to train its police officers in deescalation techniques.

LA Police Commission votes to revisit rules on use of force

Los Angeles police commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to revise rules for when officers can use deadly force to place more emphasis on de-escalation.

LAPD commissioners suggest rules changes for use of force

The recommendations would change how police are trained to use deadly force in L.A.—and how the LAPD investigates and reviews incidents like officer-involved shootings.

Torrance school district allegedly ignored sex abuse of at least 18 boys

Eighteen Los Angeles-area boys, some now adults, say Torrance High School wrestling coach sexually abused them. They're suing the school district and administrators.

Former first lady Nancy Reagan lies in repose in Simi Valley

The former first lady was lying in repose for a second day at the Reagan Presidential Library as thousands paid respects. On the first day, the Library had to almost quadruple the number of shuttles it provided.

Huntington Beach scraps plan for low-income housing

If the plan had been approved, it would have committed the city to rezoning several sites to accommodate a shortfall in affordable units.

Bad weather shelters struggling to attract homeless

Homeless shelter leaders are looking at adjusting some rules to encourage more people to take advantage of a place to sleep during bad weather.

Do not pass go — unless you're a pedestrian

Downtown Los Angeles is getting 15 new pedestrian "headstart" signals to help improve the safety of people crossing the street when vehicles are trying to make right turns.

LA Supes offer $20K reward for info on released felon

Steven Lawrence Wright, 37, was being held on murder charges — as well as on a five-day contempt of court. He was accidentally released early after the contempt of court was up.