Grant Slater Photo/ Video Editor
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Grant Slater is the photo and video editor for KPCC, where he oversees the photo and video elements of KPCC.org's news coverage. Since joining the station in March 2011, Grant has produced special reports on Arab communities in the Southland, veterans issues and a host of other topics. He also maintains visual standards for KPCC's growing multimedia operation.
Slater holds bachelor's degrees in Russian and journalism from the University of Oklahoma and a Master's Degree in Journalism from Northwestern University. Prior to joining KPCC, he reported from the Middle East and the former Soviet Union as the Moscow bureau chief for the Jewish Telegraphic Agency.
Slater's work has appeared in The Associated Press, Agence France-Press, Global Post, The New York Post, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch and other publications. He is the recipient of awards for journalism from the Society of Professional Journalists, the White House Correspondents' Association and the VII Photo Agency, among others.
Stories by Grant Slater
Across the Southland, gawkers gathered Tuesday afternoon to witness Venus move like a small black dot across the face of the sun.
Pilots with United Airlines sent a public letter out on Wednesday inviting executives to tour what they've dubbed the "LAX Ghetto." Those executives didn't come.
A downtown L.A. protest began only hours after Gov. Brown revealed millions in cuts to social services as a part of his revised May budget.
"The L.A. Riot" is the moniker of a 56 year-old boxer, conflict mediator and trainer Lloyd Wilkey. His life was changed by the events that engulfed Los Angeles in 1992.
Marisa Tellez is breaking new ground in the study of crocodilian immune systems and learning about her own heritage along the way.
A car horn is designed to inspire alarm, panic, fear of imminent death. So what kind of person hears a honk and thinks of a symphony?
An excavation near the San Gabriel Mission has uncovered remnants of one of Los Angeles’ most important early cultural centers.
In just two and a half years, Maker Studios has gone from a handful of employees to 160 full-time staffers and 40 part-timers, all by making videos for YouTube.
Police say they have arrested a "person of interest" in a string of fires that continued into Monday morning with 12 new blazes across Hollywood and the San Fernando Valley.
With the heralding of trumpets Friday afternoon, the Tournament of Roses Honor Band stepped off for the beginning of this year's Bandfest. Marching bands from Sweden to Texas to Japan will take the field to show off the songs they'll be playing during that long stroll down Colorado Boulevard for Monday's Rose Parade.
Hundreds of demonstrators nationwide turned up on Tuesday for "Occupy Our Homes," a movement designed to protest the nation's climbing foreclosure rate by "reclaiming" homes from bank repossession by squatting in them. California was no exception.
Hardware supply stores have been inundated with customers since powerful gusts battered parts of the Southland Wednesday night. Pasadena's Orchard Supply Hardware opened at 7 a.m. the day after the storms and it has not closed since. Palettes stacked with chainsaws and branch cutters filled the store entrance.
The deadline for Occupy L.A. protesters to evacuate their encampment at City Hall passed relatively peacefully Monday morning. As of 3 a.m., Los Angeles police had yet to forcibly evict protesters. There were no reports of arrests.
Eleven more names of people who have died from AIDS were added to The Wall Las Memorias AIDS monument in Lincoln Park today. An artist sandblasted the names from those who died this year, in preparation for World AIDS Day ceremonies planned to take place next week. Hundreds of victims of the HIV virus are already on the monument ad there is space for 7,500 more.
On Dec. 17, a Tunisian street vendor set himself alight and sparked protests that engulfed the Middle East. Six months and six countries later, the Arab Spring has swept from Tunisia to Cairo. And to California. The majority of state's nearly quarter-million Arab-Americans live in the Southland. That portion alone is more than in any other U.S. state. KPCC found out what it's like for them to watch a revolution from 8,000 miles away.