Karen Foshay Investigative Producer
Karen Foshay is KPCC's Investigative Producer.
Before joining KPCC, Karen worked as a senior producer for KCET's SoCal Connected, where she produced several award-winning stories. Her investigations have triggered criminal and civil investigations and have resulted in legislative changes on the local, state and federal levels. Karen’s crew was the first to film the daily proceedings of the Los Angeles Children's Dependency Court. Her report on the juvenile court system won her an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award and a Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism.
Karen began her career on the assignment desk at KCAL-TV. She went on to CBS News and eventually NBC News, where she produced stories for Dateline NBC, the Today Show, NBC Nightly News and CNBC. She has also worked in the investigative units at KCBS and KNBC.
During her 20-year career in journalism, Karen has won eight Emmys, six Golden Mikes, five Los Angeles Press Club Awards, two duPont-Columbia silver batons, a George Foster Peabody Award, a Gracie Award, the Casey Medal and a National Headliner Award. She and her team also received the 2012 Public Service award from the Los Angeles Press Club for their year long investigation into the Los Angeles Housing Authority.
Karen earned her BA in communications from Loyola Marymount University. She is married with two children and her family has called L.A. home for five generations.
Stories by Karen Foshay
The report concluded: "In eight months of hearing hundreds of hours of testimony, the Commission never heard a single person defend our current child safety system." Officials reacting to the report say the entire child welfare system needs to be changed.
Garrett Brown claims the agency overseeing Cal/OSHA's budget is spending worker protection funds on empty office space, and not spending millions more.
KPCC obtained a copy of the full draft report by the firm hired to investigate the creation of Central Basin's $2.7 million trust fund.
A KPCC investigation raises questions about the presence of campaign donors and those with business before the MWD on the agency's weekend field trips to water facilities.
Central Basin's insurance authority is threatening to pull its coverage because of 'dysfunction' on the water agency's board of directors.
The board votes 3 to 2 to censure Chacon over taking a car allowance while not having a valid license and identifying himself as his brother in a 2011 DUI arrest.
Central Basin's insurance authority says Art Chacon's car crash was not work related, but the district paid part of his legal costs arising from the accident.
City law exempts pre-1974 high-rise residences from having sprinklers. Fire officials say this is bad policy. The condo industry says the cost doesn't match the risk.
One former official issues a 20-page report in which he lays out his case that the state is not dedicating enough resources to Cal/OSHA to protect workers.
The victim says he was in the hospital for two weeks after the February, 2009 incident. Two L.A. County Sheriff's Deputies were indicted on Friday.
Two more sheriff’s deputies are accused of beating an inmate in a 2009 incident that a jail chaplain says he witnessed. Thirteen other deputies were indicted in December.
As it searches for unaccounted-for funds, deals with an FBI probe and fights various lawsuits, Central Basin has spent as much as 26 percent of its budget on attorneys.
Casino buses are part of a booming business in California, but as these buses have soared in popularity, a KPCC investigation found regulation has become more lax.
Tour buses can now be found in almost every casino parking lot in California. A recent string of accidents has raised questions about safety.
A consultant cites a "potential" for "collapse" in a major quake. MWD insists the $100 million building is safe, and says the consultant used outdated computer models.