Riley Beggin Digital News Clerk

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Riley is a News Clerk for KPCC's digital team.

Prior to joining KPCC, she worked in ABC's Washington, D.C. bureau as a digital politics reporter. Before that, she was an intern with NPR's investigative unit, where she provided data analysis and research for investigations on the funeral industry, mobile home parks, prisons and more.

She got her start in public radio as a reporter and producer at mid-Missouri's NPR member station KBIA, where she produced a community storytelling show and reported an award-winning investigation into flawed water testing practices in St. Louis.

She has a BA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a MA from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She is a native of the upper midwest, where she got frostbite on most of her toes and developed an affinity for deep fried cheese curds.

Stories by Riley Beggin

Expect 40-minute delays on Antelope Valley Metrolink this weekend

Fewer trains will run on the route on Sept. 23 and 24. There are usually 12 trains, but this weekend there will be only four with two running in each direction.

Gatorade will pay California $300,000 for 'anti-water' video game

The state alleges that Gatorade's 2012 free game "Bolt!" implies that water can hinder athletic performance.

Summer brought a drop in murder rates for Los Angeles

The total number of homicides over June, July and August dipped to 59, which is much lower than the typical rate for the summer months, which recently has totaled in the 70s or 80s.

Olympic committee officially chooses LA for 2028 games

The International Olympic Committee met in Lima, Peru this week, where they officially announced Los Angeles and Paris as future host cities.

Cassini's 'kiss goodbye' to Titan seals the robot's fate

"The nudge from Titan's gravity, even at that distant fly by approach distance was enough to seal Cassini's fate," said Todd Barber, lead propulsion engineer on the Cassini Mission.

Snow leopard cubs unveiled at Los Angeles Zoo

The cubs have spent the last four months growing behind the scenes as they bonded with their mother and gained enough strength to navigate their outdoor habitat.

University of California sues Trump administration over DACA decision

The suit filed against the Department of Homeland Security is the first from a university hoping to stop the administration’s decision to end the program.

Uptick in tailgate thefts reported in Burbank

"We had six reported in about a nine-day period, which is pretty significant," Green said. "Most of them were Toyota pickup trucks. We also had one stolen from a Ford F-150."

Palmer and La Tuna fires nearly completely contained

The Palmer wildfire has been stamped out, and the La Tuna fire is at 80 percent containment.

Highway patrol officer kills man at Reagan office building

A man was shot and killed by a California Highway Patrol officer after walking into an office building with a bag over his hands and ordering employees to get on the ground, authorities say.

Lower temps help firefighters get containment on La Tuna Fire

Brief rain showers and a drop in temperatures allowed firefighters battling the La Tuna Fire to get the upper hand on what's been described as one of largest wildfires in Los Angeles history.

2 new baby monkeys join the LA Zoo family

“They’re little orange balls of vigor. They’re going to start getting really active and they’ll be quite a joy for people to watch.”

Outdoor air quality suffers as temperatures rise

If you do want to go outside and get moving, the best time is early in the morning or after sunset, when ozone levels will be at their lowest.

2-year-old girl hit by tree limb in critical condition

The girl left the site of the fallen tree — the Linda Vista Children's Center in Pasadena — in critical condition shortly after noon.

Heat hacks: How to stay cool without air conditioning

A heat wave is heading to large portions of Southern California. Find a cooling center near you and get tips for the air-conditionally challenged.