Miguel Contreras Digital Producer - Mobile Content

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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

Wife of slain Bell Gardens mayor indicted

Lyvette Crespo pleaded not guilty Thursday to a charge of voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of her husband Daniel Crespo.

Woman falsely imprisoned for 17 years suing city of LA

Susan Mellen, who spent 17 years in jail for a murder she did not commit, filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the city, saying an LAPD detective knowingly used false information in her case.

Granada Hills Charter HS wins 2015 US Academic Decathlon

This is the school's fourth championship title in the last five years.

Spanish language 'Sábado Gigante' ends 53-year run, LA fans react

The Spanish-language program created by its Chilean-born host, Don Francisco, has been Univision's most popular show. View some of the show's best clips here.

10 shops to check out for Record Store Day 2015

From Hollywood to South Gate and Long Beach, here are some stores to visit, live bands to watch, and music to pick up for #RSD 2015.

City of LA to temporarily operate the Greek Theatre

LA parks commissioners voted 3-1 Wednesday to let the city temporarily operate Griffith Park's Greek Theatre.

With no contract, LA city workers authorize strike

Ten thousand L.A. city workers with SEIU Local 721 voted late Friday to grant union negotiators the power to call a walkout or even a strike.

LAFD releases images of potential witnesses to DTLA fire

The LAFD and ATF released videos of two potential witnesses in last week's massive fire that burned down the Da Vinci apartment complex Downtown.

Geminid meteor shower peaks Saturday; plus photo tips!

The shower will peak late Saturday through the predawn hours Sunday, with 100 to 120 meteors visible per hour. Plus tips on taking great photos.

Reggie Watts to head 'Late Late' band, Colbert reveals final guests

Musician and comedian Reggie Watts was announced as the bandleader of the new "Late Late Show" with James Corden, and the last "Colbert Report" guests are named.

LAPD: Protesters to be released in time for Thanksgiving dinner (updated)

At least 130 demonstrators who refused to disperse during a Los Angeles protest were arrested Wednesday night.

Leonid meteor shower peaks early Tuesday

The annual Leonid meteor shower will be "mildly" lighting up the night sky late Monday through Tuesday morning.

Lakers guard Ellington takes leave following father's death

Lakers guard Wayne Ellington will be taking an indefinite leave of absence following the murder of his father in Philadelphia this past Sunday.

Family of slain Bell Gardens mayor sues for wrongful death (updated)

The mother of slain Bell Gardens Mayor Daniel Crespo has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against his wife Lyvette, alleging she "killed him with malice and in cold blood."

4 of America's worst colleges are in California, report says

"Washington Monthly" has compiled a list of the worst colleges in the U.S. based on price, student debt and graduation rates, among others.