Deepa Fernandes Early Childhood Development Correspondent

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Deepa Fernandes is the Early Childhood Development Correspondent at KPCC.

Deepa began her radio career at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation in Sydney in 1995. From there she lived and traveled in Latin America, reporting for the ABC and BBC World Service.

On arriving in New York City in the late 90s, Fernandes joined Pacifica Radio as the anchor of the national evening newscast and later as the host of the live, three-hour morning show on WBAI, 99.5fm. She also founded and ran a national nonprofit, People’s Production House, that conducts journalism trainings in minority communities.

Fernandes published her first book, “Targeted. Homeland Security and the Business of Immigration,” published by 7 Stories Press, in 2006. In 2012, she was a Knight Fellow at Stanford University. Fernandes has an MA from Columbia University.

Fernandes is well suited to KPCC’s new beat of Early Childhood Development as she is the mother of two toddlers under 4, perhaps the most challenging job she has ever had.

Stories by Deepa Fernandes

PHOTOS: Inglewood family shot, gunman's autopsy pending (Updated)

Investigators continue gathering information as they prepare to schedule an autopsy on the body of a gunman accused of shooting an Inglewood family early Saturday.

'Positive stress' is crucial for babies' emotional and intellectual development

Attention to young childrens' emotional lives may be as important to brain development as emphasis on facts and concepts, the latest science on early childhood learning indicates.

Delay in South LA Head Start schools opening frustrates parents

A month into the school year, the classroom doors remain closed for 700 young children in south Los Angeles County.

Domestic workers in California seek labor protection rights

Across California domestic workers and their supporters are ramping up pressure on Governor Brown to sign Assembly Bill 889 by Sunday.

2 women aim to improve your baby's carbon footprint

A baby planner advises her clients to only buy what they need, and a mom's yard sale of her infants' used stuff grew into one of the largest consignment sales in the country.