Kari Moran Host/Announcer
Kari Moran is KPCC's evening anchor.
Before joining KPCC, Kari worked as a reporter and anchor for a variety of national and local radio news outlets, including Mutual Broadcasting, AP, NBC, KNX, and KFWB.
Moran has covered many major stories, including the Exxon Valdez oil spill, the Loma Prieta earthquake, and NASA's first space shuttle landing in the Mojave Desert.
In a previous incarnation, Moran developed publicity campaigns for clients in health care, nonprofit housing development, and online real estate.When she arrived in Los Angeles in 1969, Moran began her media career as a voice-over artist, singer, and published songwriter, appearing on L.A. TV variety shows and at local folk venues – and even recording "cover" albums for The Carpenters and Carole King.
Stories by Kari Moran
Mucho macho ruled the box office again this weekend.
The latest film in the “Fast and Furious” franchise, “Fast Five,” put Universal Pictures on top this weekend.
Despite the Internet blackout in Egypt, UCLA doctoral student John Scott-Railton has been making sure the protestors’ voices are heard. He is the founder of @Jan25Voices, a Twitter feed Scott-Railton describes as a “conduit” for telling the outside world what’s happening on the ground in Egypt.
California celebrated the first "Fred Korematsu Day" on Sunday. Korematsu was a Japanese-American who was locked up in a World War II incarceration camp, even though he was an American citizen. He proceeded to battle his incarceration in court.
Ben Affleck was the talk of “The Town” at this weekend’s box office.
The FBI is investigating whether Burbank police officers committed civil rights violations. The FBI reportedly is focusing on 12 current and former Burbank police officers and their use of force. KPCC's Kari Moran spoke with reporter Frank Stoltze about the story.
State lawmakers on Friday evening passed scaled-down legislation that tackles the state's prison overcrowding problem. KPCC's Kari Moran spoke with state capitol reporter Julie Small about the vote and about the other legislation lawmakers are focusing on at the end of the state legislative session.
State lawmakers end their legislative session on Friday and two big issues are on the agenda: prison overcrowding and water. KPCC's state capitol reporter Julie Small has been following the action in Sacramento and spoke with Kari Moran about the latest developments.
KPCC's Kari Moran spoke with Los Angeles County fire Captain Mark Savage about the progress firefighters are making in surrounding the Station Fire. Savage says there's less concern that the fire's northeastern flank will move into foothill communities.
KPCC's Kari Moran spoke with Los Angeles County Fire Captain Kurt Schaefer about the latest on the Station Fire and the effort by firefighters to surround the northeastern part of the fire in the Angeles National Forest above Monrovia and Duarte.
There was a flare-up on the Station Fire's northeast end deep in the Angeles National Forest. That forced firefighters to cancel a planned backfire operation east of Mount Wilson. KPCC's Kari Moran spoke with Los Angeles County Fire Capt. Mark Whaling about the latest developments.
The State Senate approved the governor's prison plan today, but the bill hit a snag in the Assembly. The legislation would cut the state’s prison population by about 27,000 inmates by allowing some inmates to serve the final part of their sentence under house arrest. The proposal would also reduce some property crimes to misdemeanors. KPCC's Kari Moran spoke with John Myers of the California Report about why the Assembly hadn't yet taken up the bill.
Caltrans is installing a technology called “smart studs” to ease congestion on the connector from the 110 North to the northbound 5 freeway. The "smart studs" are markers that will light up to control traffic on the connector road. Frank Quon is deputy district operations director for Caltrans. KPCC's Kari Moran spoke with Quon about how the program will work.
Tonight's a big deadline for state lawmakers. If they don't pass a budget tonight, the state controller will have to issue IOUs. KPCC's Kari Moran spoke with state capitol reporter Julie Small about the deadline and its consequences.
Two men and a child were killed, and at least ten other people hurt, when several big rigs collided and burst into flames in a tunnel on Interstate Five south of Santa Clarita. The freeway could be shut down for days as investigators comb through the wreckage.