Deepa Fernandes Early Childhood Development Correspondent
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
Local educators have received a $10 million grant to launch a school for foster and homeless youth. Take Two looks at the obstacles these young people face in their education.
This week, researchers in the UK unveiled what experts are calling the most realistic and lifelike model of any dinosaur, ever.
LA writer and comedian Jenny Yang's response to Bon Appetit's Pho video controversy is the greatest thing since sliced bread.
Have you ever dropped a bit of food and thought "It wasn't there that long. What's the harm in just picking it back up and eating it anyway?"
The U.S. is the only country in the developed world without any kind of government paid parental leave program. That could change after the November election.
For Filipinos in Southern California, the latest political turmoil from their homeland has conjured harsh memories of a former dictator.
After the passing of influential former L.A. County Supervisor Ed Edelman, former L.A. County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky spoke with Take Two about Edelman's legacy.
Will Trump's plan include paid maternity leave, tax deductions for parents? Details are expected tonight.
What happens when you combine Harvard researchers, money, and an unscrupulous trade group? Answer: a massive conflict of interest.
Bon Appetit is finding themselves in some hot water after releasing a video titled "PSA: This is how you should be eating Pho" featuring a non-Vietnamese chef.
Researchers wanted to look at whether the achievement gap already exists when children enter kindergarten. They found that the gap is smaller than you might expect.
Airbnb recently released a report addressing the company's work to "fight against discrimination and build inclusion". But is it possible to stop discrimination in the era of shared housing?
Pitting desks and worksheets against sandpits and swings in the debate over how to prepare children for kindergarten.
Take Two's Deepa Fernandes speaks with KQED reporter, Zaidee Stavely about the impact gentrification has on local schools and the diversity of the students.
A new, play-based curriculum rolling out in LAUSD preschools is a gift of T. Denny Sanford, whose banking practices have been criticized.