Miguel Contreras Digital Producer - Mobile Content
Miguel Contreras is a Web Producer for KPCC.org.
Prior to KPCC, Miguel worked in public TV station KCET's news show "SoCal Connected" as Associate Producer and Web Producer. There, he earned an Emmy, Golden Mike, and several L.A. Press Club Awards for his work on a months-long investigation into mismanagement at the Housing Authority of L.A.
Before his foray into journalism, Miguel ran an after school program for the City of Long Beach Public Library and worked as an instructional aide for special education students at Long Beach Unified School District for several years.
Miguel obtained a B.A. in Political Economy of Industrial Societies from UC Berkeley.
He grew up in the town of Tecate, Baja California (yes, like the beer), and attended school daily in Tecate, CA, USA.
Stories by Miguel Contreras
A pair of studies released Tuesday found a third of the world's large groundwater basins are in danger of being depleted but that we don't have the information to know when.
The amps will be turned up to 11 at the Viper Room on the Sunset Strip, as air guitarists compete to become the best in Los Angeles — then the world.
Thatcus Carl Richard, 64, of Moreno Valley was arrested Wednesday and is charged with 27 counts that include conflict of interest, public officer crime and embezzlement.
A brush fire in Lancaster has spread to 300 acres near the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve.
Preliminary findings from federal investigators show the pipe had been worn down to a thickness of about 1/16 of an inch.
Coroner's officials say Sabrina Gordon died after falling from a 28-foot platform of an attraction at the San Bernardino County Fair.
Francis Jared Pusok, 30, of Apple Valley has been charged with 11 felonies and three misdemeanor counts.
Police have arrested a man in connection with the massive fire that consumed the seven-story Da Vinci apartment complex in Downtown Los Angeles last December.
On the one-year anniversary of the Isla Vista killings, parents, students and community members will come together to honor the victims of Elliot Rodger's deadly rampage.
Two Orange County men were arrested Thursday and have been charged with conspiring to provide material support to the Islamic militant group fighting in Syria.
Police have arrested a woman who threatened to bomb the lobby of the Federal Building in Downtown Los Angeles.
Police are seeking the public's help in the the search for a man who raped a woman late Friday in her Boyle Heights home.
Contractors with the Southern California Gas Company ruptured a gas line in Hollywood Saturday afternoon, prompting authorities to issue evacuations street closures.
It's part of Major League Baseball's push to cater to baseball fans who are allergic to peanuts with "peanut-sensitive" games.
A judge in Philadelphia has moved the lawsuit alleging that Led Zeppelin lifted the intro in "Stairway to Heaven" from the band Spirit to Los Angeles.