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

Willow Fire spreads to 1,700 acres, evacuations still in effect

Investigators are working with the young person that may have started the fire. The wind is being cooperative despite the hot weather.

Santa Barbara to restart desalination plant due to drought

The Santa Barbara City Council voted to restart their desalination plant on Tuesday. The plant is scheduled to begin working by fall 2016.

Lifeguards on alert for thunderstorms at SoCal beaches this weekend

Lifeguards will be making sure beaches are clear if lightning makes an appearance this weekend — even if it's far away.

Disney will limit smoking in films; loopholes still open

For years Disney has depicted characters puffing from cigarettes, cigars and pipes. That includes in Disney Classics like "Pinocchio," "The Little Mermaid" and "Peter Pan."

Fishing line recycling seeks to protect wildlife along LA River

A Los Angeles nonprofit is installing recycling tubes in some areas of the historic L.A. River to reduce injuries to wildlife.

Trump, families speak on immigration amidst LA protest

Trump and families of people slain by allegedly illegal immigrants spoke Friday evening at the Luxe hotel in Brentwood while an immigrant rights group protested.

Man critical after being shot by police in Mid-Wilshire

An officer investigating vandalism in Mid-Wilshire shot a man with a skateboard after a struggle. A neighbor said he witnessed the shooting and thought it was excessive.

17 sea lions injured accidentally by chlorine, Laguna Beach police find

The Laguna Beach Police Department interviewed employees, looked at surveillance footage and found no signs of an intentional act at the Pacific Marine Mammal Center.

Tons of guns melted at Sheriff's Department annual gun melt

The event melts guns used in crimes, said Deputy Sheriff Don Walker. The purpose is to destroy the weapons so they are never used for crimes again.

Fourth of July: Where SoCal residents are going

It's going to be the biggest July Fourth weekend for SoCal travelers since 2007. Las Vegas and San Diego top the destination list.

Bacteria could offer new treatment for pancreatic cancer

A new study suggests that modified salmonella bacteria can target tumors that are highly resistant to other forms of treatment in a deadly form of pancreatic cancer.

Heat hacks: Tips to stay cool when working under the sun

Workers really need to be mindful of watching out for their own health when working under hot temperatures, Amy Martin, Chief Counsel of Cal/OSHA says.

Rain expected as storm Blanca passes through SoCal

The NWS says temperatures Monday will surpass 100 degrees in some locations. But on Tuesday, a low-pressure system will bring moisture into SoCal.

LA County water district hires 24/7 water cops

Residents of Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Hidden Hills and Westlake Village can expect to see uniformed personnel tracking their outdoor water use.

Southern California gets first 'reverse' spring in nearly 100 years

Normally, May is hotter than April, April hotter than March, but in many locations around Southern California, we had a cooling trend the deeper we got into spring, according to the weather service.