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 14 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
Drobot, who pleaded guilty to a massive workers compensation fraud scheme, files a defamation suit against lawyers who have filed suits against him.
A slew of new cases were filed Friday against a former hospital executive and his network alleging counterfeit hardware was implanted in patients' spines.
Don Brann had told KPCC that he needed a CHP security detail because he was concerned about his safety working in Inglewood.
Slain Bell Gardens Mayor Daniel Crespo had a long history of abusive confrontations with City Hall colleagues, generating at least two monetary claims against the city.
Bell Gardens' mayor Daniel Crespo has been shot during a domestic dispute; police are holding his wife, Levette, who allegedly shot him several times.
The charge is in a motion by plaintiffs' attorneys in the Miramonte civil lawsuit against LAUSD. The school district dismisses the allegation.
A judge surveyed about 100 current and former staffers in L.A. Unified's general counsel's office. None could say whether the documents in question had been destroyed.
Probation Chief Jerry Powers says the detention officer is accused of filing a fraudulent claim and falsifying documents.
The Justice Department alleges a former local doctor was encouraged to do unnecessary or overly excessive spinal surgeries.
L.A. County's Probation Department is checking on doctors who approve questionable workers' compensation claims.
A review of three years' of Probation Department workers' compensation claims turns up dozens of questionable cases, such as falling out of chairs or tripping in parking lots.
Prosecutors in the Orange County DA's office accuse an Inland Empire businessman of orchestrating a workers' compensation fraud scheme worth more than $100 million.
One company uses ex-NFL star Bret Favre to sell its creams. Some firms pay doctors to conduct "studies." Government oversight is spotty.
It's not uncommon for these pain medications to cost $1,000 or more. Doctors are prescribing them predominantly in workers' compensation cases.
Nearly two years after being taken over by the state, Inglewood Unified is still struggling with leadership and fiscal management.