Kristen Muller Managing Editor, Newsgathering

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Kristen Muller is the Managing Editor, Newsgathering for Southern California Public Radio. Prior to that, she was Senior Producer of Take Two and The Madeleine Brand Show.

Kristen joined public radio after spending more than a decade at CBS News, where she was a producer for The CBS Evening News and an Associate Producer at 60 Minutes II.

Muller is the winner of National Emmy and Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Awards and was a Gerald Loeb Award finalist . She's filed stories for NPR and spent a year at KCRW as a Producer for "Which Way L.A.?" and "To the Point."


Stories by Kristen Muller

First Person: 12-year-old Luke Quezada spreads the love of books

Discarded materials in his family's backyard are transformed into a 'book swap library.'

Buddhists give $6.6 million to support Japan studies at USC

The Shinnyo-en Buddhist order donated $6.6 million to USC to promote the study of Japanese religion and culture. The pledge comes as USC attempts to raise $6 billion.

Study: LA charter schools outperform traditional district schools

A study by Stanford University's Center for Research on Education Outcomes shows that a typical L.A. charter school student outperforms their district school peers.

Woody Allen reps calls New York Times article 'disgraceful'

Representatives for Woody Allen lashed out Sunday about the claims that he molested his adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow.

First Person: Crossing guard Tony Abdalla is kids' fierce protector

Retired dentist Tony Abdalla is the crossing guard at Arroyo Vista Elementary School in South Pasadena. He seems to know every kid and parent by name.

Pedestrian killed on Metro Gold Line

There was a death on the Metro Gold Line Saturday afternoon in South Pasadena. An eyewitness said that the man was moving slowly

LAX shooting update: Focus on shooter's background and motive

Two days after a shooting at LAX resulted in the death of a TSA agent and injuries to several others, airport officials said they'll be reviewing security procedures. Meanwhile, the suspected shooter's background and motive

PHOTOS: New 14-foot 'sea serpent' oarfish found in SoCal

Another rare oarfish has attracted gawkers on a Southern California beach. This time the snakelike sea creature washed up in Oceanside.

1 dead, 11 hurt, suspect ID'd after car drives into crowd in Venice (update)

An L.A. Councilman is proposing more barriers at the points-of-entry on the Venice boardwalk after a man drove his vehicle into the area Saturday, killing one person.

Powerhouse fire: Fire reaches 25,000 acres (photos)

At a press briefing Sunday, fire officials said the ferocious Powerhouse fire had grown over 5,000 acres Sunday afternoon, reaching 25,000 acres.

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America elects first openly gay bishop

Rev. Dr. Guy Erwin has been elected as Bishop of the Southwest California Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The vote occurred Friday at the groups's three day assembly in Woodland Hills.

Camarillo Springs Fire 80 percent contained

Firefighters building containment lines around a huge Southern California wildfire are now dealing with muddy and slippery conditions as rain moves in.

Update: Camarillo Springs fire 80 percent contained; arson ruled out

The Camarillo Springs wildfire is 80 percent contained Monday. Firefighters say full containment expected Tuesday.

Terriers Canceled

Last week we aired an interview with Shawn Ryan, creator of the FX show, "Terriers".

Halloween Rant

When did Halloween go from a one day celebration of corn syrup to a month long affair?