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
A new study warns that packaged toddler snacks and meals are too high in salt, which can lead to heart disease, and unnecessary sugar, a contributor to obesity.
The state schools superintendent weighs in on controversy over charter school policies requiring parents to volunteer: It's not allowed.
Education experts give tips on how parents can help even infants, toddlers and preschoolers understand engineering principles.
Andrae Crouch passed yesterday, but during his career he was one of the most influential artists in gospel music, winning seven Grammys.
More than 5 million Muslims live in France, but history has created a tense relationship between them and the rest of the population.
The state earned a D-plus grade based on such education indicators as school funding, academic achievement and early education enrollment.
One family hopes 2015 will be very different from its previous 17 years in Los Angeles as the Obama administration pushes deportation relief.
Children learn in Mandarin at Field Elementary School in Pasadena, and their holiday show was a bilingual extravaganza of songs and music.
Inside a South Los Angeles school with chronic absenteeism, a counselor tries to encourage kindergarteners and their parents to make attendance a priority.
First White House summit dedicated to children age 0 to 5 includes news of $1 billion in new funding for preschool expansion and infant care quality improvements.
By 2016, a major preschool provider may no longer provide subsidized preschool for thousands of low-income families in Los Angeles County.
Police began detaining protesters Friday in the Westlake area of Los Angeles on the fifth night of protests over the grand jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri.
As the holiday shopping season kicks off, protesters are demonstrating nationwide over a wide range of issues, including the Ferguson grand jury verdict, low wages, and animal fur sales.
Volunteers packed donated food and clothing into packages to be delivered to the homeless this Thanksgiving in Santa Monica and Echo Park.
Teaching SoCal children about the first Thanksgiving leads to unique and culturally relevant retellings of the tale at Weemes Elementary.