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
Better communication and areas for students awaiting pickups are among the needs that emerged when Los Angeles schools coped with a threat of violence.
With less than a year before the 2016 presidential election, attention turns to attracting young people to voting
At the San Bernardino County elections office, employees try to refocus, but thoughts of a former co-worker lost in the mass shooting makes it hard.
Longtime Porter Ranch resident Ruben Samson said this is a Thanksgiving like no other he can remember. The reason: a methane gas leak.
A new Field Poll survey asked registered voters about the growing shortage and the level of their support for solving the problem.
Freshman City Councilmember David Ryu is learning on the job, where care of constituents can be demanding and constant.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti expanded Friday on an email gaffe involving his endorsement of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
In a major blunder this afternoon from Mayor Garcetti’s office, after endorsing Hillary Clinton for president, his office withdrew the endorsement, then said it still stands.
Across Los Angeles county, the semi-official election results show just 9.08 percent of eligible registered voters cast ballots.
Tuesday's elections feature mayoral races, local ballot measures, openings for school board, city councils and other contests, depending on where you live.
Los Angeles County officials are in the midst of developing a new, modern system for voting. Officials plan to fully roll it out in 2020.
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.