Maya Sugarman Photo/Video Journalist
Maya Sugarman is a photo/video journalist for KPCC. She produces visual content for the radio, website, social media and KPCC's visuals blog, AudioVision.
Before joining KPCC, Maya was a staff photographer at the Antelope Valley Press in Palmdale. She has interned and freelanced at the Los Angeles Daily News, Orange Country Register, Santa Monica Daily Press, and East Bay Express. She is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles, where she was a senior staff photographer and photo editor at the Daily Bruin, and received a B.A. in art photography.
Her work has been recognized by Editor & Publisher, the Online News Association, Society of Professional Journalists, National Newspaper Association, Associated Collegiate Press, and California College Media Association.
Stories by Maya Sugarman
The first-ever CatConLA took place this weekend. Check out 12 cat-related products you never knew existed and see the characters of CatConLA.
A new jellyfish exhibit opened last week at Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach. Here are GIFs of five types of jellies you can go see.
Richard Turner is a world-renowned card shark who also happens to be completely blind. He performs all over the world, usually without audiences realizing he can’t see.
RuPaul's DragCon takes place at the Los Angeles Convention Center this weekend. The two-day event is the first drag convention in history.
Looking to ditch your grass? Here are the best native California plants for your garden, which scientists say are better for native animals and birds than exotic imports.
Google Trekker is the backpack version of Street View. It's been used to map out-of-the-way trails. Now it's being used to keep track of dying Bishop pines.
Even Rose Hills' PR man didn't know who made the 20-foot-tall East L.A. landmark that stands guardian over thousands of graves.
In 2011, the Federal Reserve looked for ways to recycle worn out currency. In L.A., that's meant burning. Now, that money produces enough electricity to power 100 homes.
It's cool. We know those passionate comments come from the heart.
At Neon Retro Arcade in Old Town Pasadena, Centipede, Gravitar, and Joust are seen as cultural artifacts. Frustratingly hard cultural artifacts.
The basic idea: instead of water running over a sculpture, the water is the sculpture. And thanks to pumps, nozzles, lights and computers, WET can make water do pretty much anything.
Roll out the barrel — more than 30 years after it closed, the historic, barrel-shaped Idle Hour Cafe in North Hollywood is set to reopen in mid-February.
The Cultural Heritage Commission agreed Thursday to consider landmark status for a Norms coffee shop that represents the "Googie" modern architecture of the 1950s.
Brown teaches everything from jazz dance to ballet. His studio also hosts fencing and Ashtanga yoga. Some of the students are octogenarians.
It's no longer surprising to find good restaurants and craft cocktails in downtown LA, but you will be surprised to discover what Curtis Berak has been up to in his basement since 1976.