Joanne Griffith Editor, Take Two

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Joanne Griffith is an Editor for KPCC's Take Two show.

Joanne began her career in BBC local radio in the UK, engaging communities, working with talent and re-engineering how shows and staffs worked. She went on to become a host and news anchor for Radio 5 Live, the BBC’s faster-paced and sports-loving national network. She was on the front line of the May Day riots in London, filed global dispatches on food security in Malawi and reported on the impact of slavery in Barbados, among other things.

In 2007, she moved to the U.S. as a freelance reporter for the BBC's bureau in Los Angeles. In addition to hosting a weekly history show for 5 Live, Joanne filed web, TV and radio features for outlets such as BBC World Service and Newsnight. Assignments include covering the Oscars, chasing wildfires, keeping tabs on David Beckham and pulling together a documentary on the Obama presidency.

In 2008, Joanne joined the team at NPR’s "News & Notes" as a producer and relief editor. In 2011, she began contributing to different efforts at SCPR, including producing with AirTalk and moderating panels at the Crawford Family Forum.

Joanne is the editor of a multimedia book series published by City Lights, which examines the intersections of race, politics, the arts and culture. Also, while at the BBC, Joanne was recruited to manage its largest regional diversity initiatives.

Stories by Joanne Griffith

One in a Million: 'Knowing I was different from my classmates, I felt alone'

Here in Southern California, an estimated 1 million undocumented people call the region home. Alma de Jesus, 34, a mother of two, is one of them.

Americans abroad: A view of the 2016 election from overseas

From thousands of miles away, Americans overseas share their thoughts on the 2016 presidential election

A Nation Engaged: Examining the fiscal impact of immigration

Speaking about immigration Wednesday, Donald Trump stated that undocumented persons cost the US $113 billion. But that number doesn't tell the whole story.

The Brexit break-up breakdown from both sides of the debate

We take a look at reactions from people on both sides of the Brexit debate from the perspective of two Brits residing in Southern California.

LA law enforcement officials weigh-in on transparency, body cams

A KPCC investigation revealed that officers shot 375 people between 2010 and 2014. No officers have been prosecuted for any of those shootings.

The Cosby Show at 30: Changing the face of black America

Thirty years after it hit the screens, how did "The Cosby Show" revolutionize conversations on race?