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
The expert testified that a 9-year-old girl's mental disability was a "protective factor" that possibly lessened her emotional suffering from sexual assaults.
The case involved dozens of students suing L.A. Unified over its handling of the Mark Berndt sex abuse case. It is the largest payout ever for LAUSD.
W. Keith Wyatt had come under fire for saying that a child's decision to cross a busy street is as dangerous as deciding to have sex with a teacher.
L.A. Unified said its decision was the result of comments attorney W. Keith Wyatt made to KPCC on Thursday.
The L.A. Unified School District also introduced 14-year-old girl's sexual history while fighting a 2013 civil suit. Legal experts criticize the school district's tactics.
Last November, Los Angeles Unified School District lawyers fighting a civil lawsuit argued in court that a 14-year-old middle school student was mature enough to consent to having sex with her 28-year-old teacher, and that she bore some responsibility for what happened.
KPCC found dilapidated buildings, faulty fire alarms and filthy restrooms at Inglewood Unified schools. The state trustee says repairs and cleanup are in the works.
Holes in classroom floors and gym ceilings, inadequate fire alarm systems, filthy bathrooms at some Inglewood schools more than two years after a state takeover.
As the trial gets underway Tuesday, watch for arguments over what constitutes abuse, document shredding, what Sup. John Deasy knew and more.
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.