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
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.
The company that operates a tour bus that crashed Monday morning on its way back from a casino, injuring 13, had raised safety concerns at the CHP. Drivers for the company were pulled over for inspections 17 times over the past two years.
The water district transferred $2.7 million into a secret trust fund set up to create an EIR for a water project. One board member called it a "slush fund."
A loud but peaceful demonstration made up of hundreds of people in support of striking L.A. County social workers continued for the fourth day of demonstrations.
County social workers make the difficult calls about whether kids need to be taken from their families. When they do, it's a struggle to find a caregiver.
The federal affidavit alleges Calderon accepted almost $60,000 in bribes from an undercover FBI agent. The FBI, meanwhile, is investigating the leak of a document.
After years of complaints about Maywood's water, a bill on the governor's desk could provide money to clean up the city’s water – and water politics.
The utility's union chief says the two training institutes were established because the DWP's training and safety programs were "inefficient" and "expensive."
Starting Wednesday, Los Angeles could be subject to fines of $200 a day for operating an "unlicensed emergency shelter" for foster care children.