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
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.
The company involved in Thursday's crash has been cited three times for moving violations. The owner ran a similarly named company that lost its federal permit.