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

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.

A bigger chance of El Niño returning in 2014, but with little rain

Chances are improving that we might get an El Niño weather pattern this winter, but that doesn't mean it will bring a lot of much-needed rain.

Argentine rock legend Gustavo Cerati dies

Gustavo Cerati, Grammy-winning frontman for the legendary Argentine band Soda Stereo, has died of respiratory failure after spending four years in a coma.

Israeli PM's visit will cause closures, traffic tie-ups

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will be in the Southland through Thursday, and authorities warned the public of traffic tie-ups on Los Angeles' Westside.