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

Rim Fire: 11,000 acres burned near Yosemite so far

The Rim Fire burning near Yosemite has burned 11,000 acres thus far, with 0 percent contained as it continues to grow, a spokesman tells KPCC.

Best-selling author Elmore Leonard dies at 87

Elmore Leonard, a former adman who later in life penned crime best-selling novels like "Get Shorty" and "Out of Sight" has died. He was 87.

Man assaults mother in Redondo Beach, killed by police

Sometime after 11 p.m. Thursday, someone reported a woman was screaming as she was being dragged into her home, according to police.

Fullerton hospital fined for removing wrong kidney

The state health department has issued penalties to six Southern California hospitals for actions that put patient safety in jeopardy.

Newport Beach bans picketing near homes

Prompted in part by a protest outside the home of a doctor who supports abortion rights, Newport Beach has become the latest city to ban picketing in neighborhoods.

Falls Fire: 1,416-acre blaze near Lake Elsinore 73 percent contained

Fire officials said they expect to send many of the fire crews home. Four firefighters were injured during the campaign.

Falls Fire: Evacuations lifted ; 4 firefighters injured (updated)

Evacuations have been lifted for the communities of Decker Canyon and Lakeland Village, Cal Fire says. Residents of several communities can return home with CHP escort.

Passengers stuck on Transformers ride at Universal Studios

Ten passengers were stuck for over an hour when the Transformers ride at Universal Studios Hollywood stalled on Monday morning. No injuries were reported.

Pasadena home owner faces charges following fire that killed 2 men

Prosecutors have filed more than 100 counts against the owner of a Pasadena house where two men died in an explosion and arson fire last November.

Hollywood Jobs: Taking the wheel with a Hollywood stunt driver (video)

Stuntman Jim Wilkey flipped the 18-wheeler in "The Dark Knight," and his grandfather-in-law was the most famous stuntman of all time.

Sikh temple in Riverside vandalized with the word 'terrorist'

Investigators have not yet determined if the vandalism of a Sikh temple in Riverside will be considered a hate crime.

5 human cases of West Nile virus reported in LA County

Five people have been infected with the West Nile virus, the first confirmed human cases in Los Angeles County for 2013, local health officials said Thursday. All are recovering.

2 detained in Silverado Canyon SWAT stand off

Orange County sheriffs officials say they've detained two people for questioning in the SWAT standoff that stranded about 10 people in a Jackson Ranch equestrian center.

2 injured when police cruiser and Honda collide in Hawthorne

California Highway Patrol is investigating a car accident in Hawthorne that sent a police sergeant and another driver to the hospital early his morning.

Mountain Fire: New evacuation warnings; 6,000 already displaced for third day (map, photos)

Residents of another 700 homes were advised to retreat to safety on Friday as crews grew increasingly concerned about the weather and erratic winds.