Mary Plummer Senior Politics Reporter

Mary Plummer
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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

LA Council District 1 incumbent faces strong challenge

City Council incumbent Gil Cedillo has four opponents, with one posing a serious challenge and winning an endorsement from the Los Angeles Times.

Human Voter Guide: March 7 election tips

It's crunch time. Los Angeles County voters head to the polls next week. Here's everything you need to know to get ready for local elections.

Human Voter Guide: Last day to register online to vote

It's the two-week countdown for the upcoming local elections and the last day for voters who want to participate to register online to vote.

A blizzard of choices for LA City Council District 7

As the March 7 primary election approaches, voters in northern Los Angeles are facing a challenge choosing among 20 candidates seeking the open seat in District 7.

Congress takes a recess, some members won't hold town halls

Called a "district work period," this week's break normally gives senators and representatives time to meet with constituents.

23 candidates to compete for Becerra's former seat

The Los Angeles County Registrar's office confirmed a list of 23 candidates late Wednesday who will face off in a special election for the 34th Congressional District on April 4.

Human Voter Guide: Measure S, help with election materials

Los Angeles County voters head to the polls on March 7. We are back with voting tips to help you count your way down to Election Day.

Human Voter Guide: Primary election is March 7

Local primary elections across Los Angeles County are just about a month away. To help you get ready, we are back to answer your questions with the Human Voter Guide.

Garcetti reelection bid is more of a referendum than a race

While L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti has been in the national spotlight, his reelection bid has gained little attention. But it's time to ask: how has he done?

California officials push back after Trump's latest voter fraud claim

In the wake of President Trump's call for an investigation into widespread voter fraud, California's Secretary of State called the statements "a flat-out lie."

Dear President-elect: Snapshots from Southern California

Listen to five Southern Californians with different political perspectives share their thoughts as Donald Trump becomes the country's 45th president.

LA's proposed campaign finance overhaul explained

The proposal would ramp up public financing for qualified city office candidates and bar corporate donations, special interest money or significant self-financing.

Brown's budget calls for build-up of rainy day fund

Gov. Jerry Brown prepares to announce his budget proposal Tuesday against a backdrop of lower state revenues and threats of federal funding cuts.

What's the interest in SoCal for inauguration tickets?

Some congressional offices report ticket cancellations following Donald Trump's presidential election, but others say there's steady interest in the inauguration.

Kamala Harris joins US Senate, acting California AG named

Kate Kenealy will serve temporarily pending confirmation of Congressman Xavier Becerra as California attorney general.