Evelyn Larrubia Assistant VP, News & Investigations

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Evelyn Larrubia is KPCC: Southern California Public Radio's Managing Editor and Assistant VP for News and Investigations.

Previously, Evelyn served as KPCC's Assistant Managing Editor and Education Editor. While at the station, she guided an investigation into police shootings in Los Angeles County and deep reporting on the causes of rising family homelessness in California. She also directed investigations into conflicts and other problems surrounding L.A. Unified's iPad program, the lack of arts education in Southern California and the misuse of election funds in Inglewood's school district and projects on bilingual learning and poverty in Los Angeles schools among many other stories and projects.

Prior to her time at KPCC, Evelyn was editorial director of the nonprofit Investigative News Network, where she managed several multi-newsroom projects for the 64-member network — including an investigation into alleged abuses by the Border Patrol and another into an EPA clean up program that favored wealthy communities.

Larrubia produced numerous high-impact stories as an investigative reporter for the Los Angeles Times during her 12 years there. She covered courts, labor and county government, among other topics. Her reporting led to arrests, indictments and investigations of various players for violating the public trust or taking advantage of vulnerable people. After leaving the Times in 2009 she worked as associate editor for the Los Angeles Daily Journal, where she managed a team of reporters in daily and enterprise coverage of the law, government, legislation and justice.

Larrubia's work has garnered a dozen national journalism awards, including the Scripps Howard National Journalism Award for Investigative reporting, the Associated Press Managing Editors Public Service Award, the Livingston Award for Young Journalists and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists Award.

A graduate of the University of South Florida, Larrubia started her reporting career at El Nuevo Herald in Miami, where she was a reporter and consumer columnist writing in Spanish and English. She covered police and courts for the Sun-Sentinel in South Florida.

She was a John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University and is a lecturer at Occidental College in Eagle Rock.

Stories by Evelyn Larrubia

Officer Involved San Bernardino: KPCC's work continues

KPCC and The San Bernardino Sun joined forces for the first substantive examination of police shootings in the nation’s most expansive county.

KPCC joins unique collaboration on homeless coverage

On Wednesday, KPCC listeners and readers will find special coverage of homelessness in Los Angeles County, part of a larger collaboration launched in San Francisco.

13 seconds from stop to shots: The events that led to Ezell Ford's death

Documents prepared by the LAPD and the Inspector General detail the events that led to the LAPD shooting of Ezell Ford. We reconstruct them step by step.

Election 2014: Kuehl wins LA Supervisors Race (and other local election results)

Labor unions helped retired state legislator Sheila Kuehl best Bobby Shriver to win a seat on the powerful Los Angeles Board of Supervisors.

California woman found 10 years after kidnapping

A woman who was 15 when she disappeared 10 years ago from her California home has contacted police and says she was held against her will for years.

NBA commish on Clippers owner's alleged remarks: No sanctions yet

Adam Silver said that he was "not prepared yet to discuss any sanctions against Donald Sterling" but that the league would move quickly in its investigation.

California schools' API test results: Browse our database

Search our database to see how schools in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties performed according to state API numbers.

Search your school district's dropout rates: How do they compare?

See how your child's school district fared among all California districts in our searchable database.

Priest accused of child molestation left church, took LA school job

A former priest and suspected child molester who left the Los Angeles Archdiocese to work for the LA Unified School District has been dismissed from his new job.