Edgar Aguirre Managing Director, External Relations and Strategic Initiatives

Edgar Aguirre
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Edgar Aguirre is the Managing Director, External Relations and Strategic Initiatives, for Southern California Public Radio. He is responsible for creation, implementation, lead and management of all SCPR external outreach, marketing, and communication efforts, along with special projects of high strategic importance to the organization.

Before joining SCPR, Aguirre worked briefly as Executive VP & GM for LA Public Media. His main responsibility was providing leadership and vision for a multi-media platform service that was L.A.-centric and multiethnic in its scope and mission.

Prior to joining LAPM in April 2011, Edgar served as Director of Development for the Mexican American Alumni Association (MAAA) and Scholarship Initiatives at Loyola Marymount University. Before that, he was Gift Planning Officer at the California Community Foundation.

Aguirre is the former Chair of the southern California membership chapter of Hispanics in Philanthropy. He also served on the California Lutheran University Alumni Board of Directors, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.A. in Political Science in 1999. He is a Jesse M. Unruh California State Assembly Fellow, and completed his Master of Public Administration degree as a Dean’s Merit Scholar from the School of Policy, Planning, and Development at the University of Southern California in 2005.

Aguirre resides in Van Nuys with his wife Siana-Lea, with whom he's been married to for over 10 years. He enjoys running, tennis, and beer making during his free time.

Stories by Edgar Aguirre

Meet our Team: Head of Content Innovation Kristen Muller

After wrapping up a year-long John S. Knight Journalism Fellowship at Stanford University, the SCPR family is pleased to welcome back Kristen Muller in her new role as head of content innovation.

Introducing The Ride

There has been more change in how we get around in the past five years than in the prior 25, with ride sharing, electric and hybrid vehicles, expansion of biking and mass transit. Starting this Sunday, KPCC will be celebrating and exploring these changes through a four-part special called The Ride.

KPCC's 'Officer Involved', Take Two win awards

Staff teams earn 2016 Edward R. Murrow regional award and Associated Press Television and Radio Association honor,

Meet our Team: CFO Elsa Luna

Earlier today, SCPR announced the hiring of Elsa Luna as chief financial officer. 

KPCC a finalist for National Awards for Education Reporting, NPR Audio Storytelling Workshop

Last week, the Education Writers Association announced its 2015 finalists for the National Awards for Education Reporting. KPCC is proud to report that it has been named a finalist for the Broadcast Investigative Reporting category for its work on the Los Angeles Unified School District's iPad Program.

KPCC named finalist for prestigious 2015 Scripps Howards Awards

Last week, the Scripps Howard Foundation announced the winners and finalists of its annual journalism awards, honoring the best work in the news industry and journalism education. KPCC is proud to announce that is was named a finalist for this year's Radio In-Depth Coverage category for its work on Officer Involved: A KPCC Investigation, which used data to explore the story behind police shootings in Los Angeles.

Meet our Team: Bianca Ramirez and Kristen Lepore

Today we introduce two KPCC team members who have recently undertaken new roles and responsibilities at the station.

Golden Mikes: KPCC's awards reflect public service

KPCC picks up 11 awards at RTNA's annual Golden Mikes banquet, including a first for best newscast and honors for best public affairs news program.

SCPR Listens - Community Engagement at Work

A guiding principle that informs our work as a public service news organization is the strong belief, often articulated by our President Bill Davis, that "our audience knows more than we do.

SCPR Receives Grant from the James Irvine Foundation for California Counts Collaborative

First of all, on behalf of the whole Southern California Public Radio family, we hope your 2016 is off to a promising start. As we welcome the new year with the arrival of El Niño, we invite our California friends to check out these 5 tips to stay safe in this weather, it can come in handy!      

KPCC wins 2 National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards

The National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards were held last Sunday at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown L.A. and KPCC took home two awards, after finishing as finalist in several categories.

The SCPR 15th Anniversary Gala is only two weeks away!

There’s still time to join “The Most Interesting Conversation in Town”, the gala celebrating 15 years of Southern California Public Radio and 30 years of AirTalk.  The event is set for Saturday, December 5 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel.

KPCC Wins 'Best News Website' EPPY Award

This last October, Editor & Publisher announced its 2015 EPPY Awards Finalists. Now in its 20th year, this international contest honors the best media-affiliated websites. We are proud to report that for the third consecutive year, KPCC has been recognized in the Best News Website under 1 million unique monthly visitors category! It is the station's 10th EPPY overall.

Southern California Public Radio is turning 15, come join our birthday party!

This year marks the 15th anniversary of Southern California Public Radio. Thanks to the support of our loyal and generous listeners, we have achieved some considerable feats together.

KPCC receives coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator

Thank you for your support! Check out the letter we received from Charity Navigator last week below.