Mary Plummer Senior Politics Reporter
Mary Plummer is a Senior Politics Reporter for KPCC. Prior to that, she was a reporter on SCPR's education team, and an associate producer for Take Two and The Madeleine Brand Show.
Mary began her career in broadcast at ABC News in London, where she worked on TV stories for the network’s news lineup and regularly covered Europe for ABCNews.com.
Mary has a master's degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, where she won the Richard T. Baker Award for multimedia reporting. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Chapman University. Her work has been published by the Washington Post, The New York Times, PBS/THIRTEEN and the Yomiuri Shimbun. Plummer grew up in Anchorage, Alaska.
Stories by Mary Plummer
Voters to decide on an array of municipal issues and candidates in Tuesday's election.
Presidential campaigns dominate the news, but in Los Angeles County, voters will be deciding on an array of candidates and ballot measures.
The first-ever Politicon in Los Angeles included a competition for political comedians to showcase their material as election season heats up.
California Governor Jerry Brown has finished signing or vetoing a slew of legislation that's been passed by the state Senate and Assembly. We offer a roundup of key legislation the he's either signed or vetoed in the past week.
The Los Angeles County registrar presented a sneak peek at its new voting project during South by Southwest Eco.
The foundation has announced a major investment in Los Angeles County neighborhood programs, focusing on improvements in such areas as education and housing.
Voters have chosen more women for California city councils in recent elections, though their numbers remain low in larger cities like Los Angeles.
A University of California, Davis, researcher anticipates a surge in Latino eligible voters in the Los Angeles area, with an increase of more than 5 million in the next few decades.
A recent survey of Los Angeles Unified principals fueled a redistribution of resources for art instruction to schools with more need, but the effort raised problems.
California's Republicans convene in Anaheim following a contentious GOP presidential candidate debate and facing what could be an equally spirited skirmish over immigration.
Trump is speaking Tuesday night as guest of a veterans group on the USS Iowa in San Pedro, where protesters and supporters are scheduled to greet him.
Manning died earlier this month of liver cancer at age 60. The event at the Los Angeles Theatre Center begins at 5:30 p.m. and is open to the public.
An elementary school district south of San Diego hired about 65 new art teachers for this school year. Three music teacher spots still remain open.
One music teacher spent about $500 to get ready for today's first day back at Los Angeles Unified.
The public will find out how California public school students fared in the new online exams aligned to the Common Core later than first anticipated.