Libby Denkmann Veterans and Military Reporter

Libby Denkmann
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Libby Denkmann is KPCC's veterans and military reporter. She focuses on stories about active duty servicemembers, veterans and their families in Southern California.

Libby joined KPCC in 2016 as a fill-in host on Take Two, and later served as interim host of KPCC's Morning Edition. She is a regular fill-in host for Larry Mantle's AirTalk on KPCC and her reporting can be heard nationally on APM's Marketplace Morning Report.

Before joining KPCC, Libby was the afternoon drive anchor and a reporter on KFI AM 640 in Los Angeles. She began her journalism career in her native Seattle with the CBS News affiliate KIRO Radio. During nearly a decade at KIRO, Libby was a reporter and producer of several programs: The Dave Ross Show, Ross and Burbank, and The Ron and Don Show. Her work was part of the 2015 Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for Continuing Coverage of the deadly Oso, Washington landslide. She is a graduate of The University of Washington's Jackson School of International Studies.


Stories by Libby Denkmann

No Place Like LA: Julie, hating the Cubs but loving the Dodgers

She'll forever hate the Cubs, but she grew to love the Dodgers.

No Place Like LA: Jen, the LA Lady

What was your own moment that you realized L.A. truly felt like home?

Survey finds gaps in assistance for CA's non-English speaking voters

A newly released survey says too often, voters who don't speak English didn't get the assistance they needed - and the law requires - at California polling places last November.

More California Republicans react to Comey firing

Democratic senators expressed shock and concern Thursday over the firing of FBI director James Comey during an intelligence committee hearing on Capitol Hill. 

What a special counsel on Russia would mean

Tuesday's announcement that President Trump had fired FBI Director James Comey appeared to take lawmakers of both parties off guard.

Sinclair is buying Tribune: What it means for Los Angeles viewers

Sinclair Broadcast Group is not content with being pretty big. It wants to be huge. Sinclair announced Monday it will buy Tribune Media for almost $4 billion.

Inland Empire airports look to spread their wings

Southern California travelers usually have to look west when booking departure flights. But LAX, John Wayne, and even Burbank Bob Hope Airport are all quite a hike for air travelers from inland counties.

'Promise,' 'Ottoman Lieutenant' take Armenian genocide to the screen

The recent films feature very different accounts of Turkey's history and involvement with death of 1.5 million Armenians during WWI.

Facing 'harshest spotlight in Washington,' Nunes steps back from Russia

Rep. Devin Nunes is stepping aside from the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election. Politico's Carla Marinucci explains how we got here.

The breakdown: What the primary for Becerra's seat reveals about CA Dems

Some speculated that the race could offer hints about the direction of the Democratic Party. Hint: Progressives are definitely in the driver's seat.

Here's how to protect yourself from sneaky phone call scams

You may have received a call in recent weeks where, after a delay, the person on the other end fumbles their headset and asks “Are you there?” Don't answer "Yes."

Does Skid Row need its own neighborhood council?

A council is a neighborhood's direct line to city hall. Skid Row activists say breaking away from the DTLA council will increase how much their own issues are heard.

There's lots of sex in 'Harlots' but it's really a show about economics

"Harlots" co-creator Moira Buffini on how London was the sex capital of the world in the 1760s and why her show imagines that world from the POV of the women who worked it.

Producer Danger Mouse goes back in time for 'Resistance Radio'

His most recent project is a soundtrack for the early '60s dystopian world in the Amazon series, "The Man In the High Castle.”

California's Schiff, Nunes lead nation's most-watched investigation

Their backgrounds couldn't be more different. Now, the two California lawmakers must work through a high-stakes probe. Meet the Intelligence Committee's leading men.