Jose Luis Jiménez News Editor

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Jose Luis Jiménez is a News Editor at KPCC.

Jose previously worked as social media/web editor at KPBS in San Diego and on the multimedia Fronteras Desk journalism project, which focused on reporting about issues along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Before joining KPBS, Jose worked for eight years at the San Diego Union-Tribune/signonsandiego.com in a range of roles, including Web editor.

Jose earned his bachelor’s degree from Florida International University, with a double-major in journalism and political science. He is also active in the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) and CCNMA-Latino Journalists of California.

Originally from the Caribbean, Jose enjoys traveling, playing baseball and expanding his rum collection.


Stories by Jose Luis Jiménez

UPDATE: I-5 closures to remain in place for Monday commute

All northbound and some southbound lanes of the I-5 will remain closed for Monday morning's commute after a fiery tanker crash burned a section of the road Saturday.

VIDEO: Tanker fire on I-5 closes southbound 2, northbound 5 'long term'

A tanker filled with up to 7,500 gallons of gasoline crashed on the 5 at the 2 Freeway interchange Saturday morning, closing down the freeways and sending up dark smoke.

UPDATE: Camarillo Springs Fire at 8,000 acres, only 10 percent contained (photos)

Two agricultural buildings that burned Thursday afternoon have caused concerns that pesticides and other harmful substances could make their way into the air.

What justices said in Supreme Court DOMA arguments (Chart, Audio, PDF)

Read a chart summarizing what the justices said. You can also listen to the complete audio of the arguments and read the a full transcript of the proceedings.

Prop 8: What justices said in Supreme Court gay marriage arguments (Chart, Audio, PDF)

We breakdown the oral arguments by each justice. Plus, you can read the complete transcript and listen to the audio when they are released by the court.

Update: Officials find 'human remains' in burnt-out Big Bear cabin (photos, map)

The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department say they have identified "charred human remains" amid the debris of the burned down cabin that was the scene of a fierce firefight earlier in the day.

4 Orange and Los Angeles county hospitals fined by regulators

The CA Dep't. of Public Health found: "the facilities’ noncompliance with licensing requirements caused, or was likely to cause, serious injury or death to patients."

Cajon Pass wildfire about 40 percent contained; I-15 open

The freeway is open, but some lanes are closed. The fire was about 40 percent contained, with full containment expected by 6 p.m. Tuesday. The cause is under investigation.

Sandy's aftermath: Power outages, property damage, 39 deaths (UPDATE)

More than 7 million are without power in the Northeast, property damage is estimated in the billions of dollars and 18 deaths are reported as the storm moves inland.

Sandy: Superstorm also impacts Southern California (video)

From residents who died in the storm to trouble reaching loved ones, the storm's impact is rippling across the country and affecting lives in the Southland.

Map: Red Flag warning area reduced; high fire danger remains

Even though the warning area has been reduced, forecasters recommend residents remain vigilant. The warnings are expected to remain in effect into the weekend.

Polls: Prop. 30 support drops below 50 percent

Support for Proposition 30 has slipped below 50 percent. It would fund schools by increasing taxes on earnings over $250,000 and the sales tax by one-quarter cent.

Update: Felony charges in Long Beach Molotov cocktail attack (video)

A man has been arrested and accused of throwing a Molotov cocktail at a man outside of a Long Beach market. The victim remains hospitalized in critical condition.

VIDEO: 60 Freeway reopens after being closed most of Friday

All lanes of the eastbound 60 Freeway in Diamond Bar were shut down Friday after three trucks collided. The lanes are expected to stay closed until at least 6 p.m.

UPDATE: 3 LA doctors charged with health care fraud

UPDATE: The doctors are among 18 people in Los Angeles County accused of defrauding the federal government of more than $65 million.