Libby Denkmann

Veterans and Military Reporter

Contact Libby Denkmann

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

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.

How an Inglewood teacher creates a safe space for blacks to talk

Rosalind Henderson, a 27-year veteran teacher, was motivated by recent high profile cases of unarmed black men killed by police to create a forum to talk about race.

A Tale of Two Town Halls

Right now it's pretty quiet on Capitol Hill because elected officials are on recess, and this is usually a time where they come back to their districts and chat with their constituents about what's on their minds. And the the town halls they do it at don't usually get a lot of press, until now.

TV networks aim for quality over quantity this pilot season

Pressure from cable channels and streaming giants have pulled audiences away from broadcast TV and those networks are now choosing pilots carefully.

A new study puts some numbers to Hollywood's issues with ageism

The co-authors of a new study talk about the issues that crop up with portrayals of senior citizens, and how Hollywood can be more inclusive moving forward.