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
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.
Crystal Farfan is one of 20 female inmates released as part of California's Alternative Custody Program, which seeks to reduce overcrowding.
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.
Police raided the Occupy encampment at City Hall arresting 200, and little of the protesters' preparations came to use in the largely peaceful raid.
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.
For nearly two months, OccupyLA protesters have held their ground on the lawn of City Hall. As winter approaches, getting through the night has become a significant test.
Adam Parnell saw horrible things guarding a gate in Kandahar Province in Afghanistan. He is 100 percent disabled with P-T-S-D. Starting a family has given him comfort, but he still lives with the symptoms every day.
Joel Talley has lived a roller coaster life of drinking and gambling that has left him homeless in the desert. In his twilight, he is looking for a way to make up for lost time.
Councilman Eric Garcetti talks about why Echo Park Lake is empty and when it will be full again.
The free clinic is expecting about 5,000 people to show up for dental, vision and other services over the weekend.
Seal Beach is reeling from the mass murder of eight people at a hair salon. Healing will take time.
The famous Thomas Guides, street maps that provided direction in Calfornia for decades, may be going extinct. But they have at least one young fan.