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

California senators pass 'swatting' bill increasing fines for prank callers

A growing number of hoax 911 calls known as “swatting” have prompted new state legislation. Those targeted in the prank include Justin Bieber and Sen. Ted Lieu.

UPDATE: LAPD to probe excessive force, profiling allegations at USC party (VIDEO)

A group of students who attended a party near USC over the weekend allege LAPD officers engaged in racial profiling and used excessive force when responding to a noise complaint.

UPDATE: Grenade at LA's VA hospital 'not live'; evacuation over

Members of the sheriff's arson/explosives detail were called to the hospital Monday morning. Portions of the hospital were evacuated as a precaution.

Police shoot 3 men in separate incidents across Southern California

The latest shooting happened early Friday morning involving El Monte police in San Gabriel. It's the latest of three separate officer-involved shootings over the past two days.

Scripps College volunteers make olive oil from campus trees — and beat the pros

When volunteers at the womens' college decided to harvest olives from campus trees and press their own oil, they didn't expect that their first-ever product would win an international award. But it did.

UPDATE: Supreme Court takes up Prop 8, California's same-sex marriage ban (Poll)

The justices signaled they may not be ready for a major national ruling on whether America’s gays and lesbians have a right to marry.

Pomona police shoot and kill man armed with kitchen knife

Investigators say Pomona officers were responding to a “family disturbance” call Monday night when a man approached them with a large kitchen knife and fatally shot.

Al Gore praises Los Angeles for its plan to go 'coal free'

Former Vice President Al Gore says L.A.'s plan to go coal free by 2025 is a big deal. "Los Angeles joins that list of the five greatest cities in the world where combating global warming is concerned."

Azusa to hold first Spanish spelling bee for high schoolers

There have been Spanish spelling bees in California for elementary and middle school aged-children, but not for high school students until now.

2 Ventura police hit with pickup, man fatally shot

Authorities say Ventura police shot and killed a man after he hit two officers with his truck outside a motel.

LAFD emergency operations chief studies Japan's disaster response

Commander will study how Japanese emergency teams handled the quake, tsunami and nuclear plant fire.

Blue Whales show up early along Dana Point coast

This time of year it's not uncommon to see the California Gray Whale migrating off the coast near Dana Point, but blue whales are showing up too.

'Do-not-drink' water order lifted at Cecil Hotel in Downtown LA

Although initial tests showed the hotel’s water supply was clean, the department requires that the water system be disinfected, flushed and retested before lifting the order.

2 shot, killed by police in 2 days in Riverside & Los Angeles

Law enforcement officers fatally shot two suspects in two days in Southern California. The latest shooting was Monday night in Riverside.

UPDATE: New details in OC shootings; 4 dead, 3 hurt by 20-year-old student (Map)

Police now say seven people have been shot, four of whom have died, in shootings in Orange County early Tuesday morning. Investigators are searching for a motive.