Shirley Jahad Reporter and Host, Weekend Edition
Shirley Jahad serves as reporter, weekend anchor and host at KPCC: Southern California Public Radio.
An award winning journalist, radio correspondent and news anchor, her work as an anchor and reporter has been honored by the LA Press Club and the Associated Press among other outlets.
Jahad is also a recognized documentary producer, winning the Robert F. Kennedy Award, the National Associated Press Award and others for her work. She traveled to Iran, her parents’ home country, to produce the award-winning documentary, "Dreaming in Farsi." Most recently Shirley has been named a fellow by the International Center for Journalists.
She has also written television documentary stories, including one for the History Channel on the life of Fidel Castro.
Before coming to Los Angeles, Jahad spent many years as a journalist in Chicago. She worked at WBEZ-FM, Chicago Public Radio as a correspondent, anchor, documentary producer, and news executive. She also worked at WTTW, Chicago Public Television as a regular correspondent for the acclaimed program, "Chicago Tonight."
Jahad graduated from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.
In her spare time, she dabbles in tap dancing, jewelry making and karate kicking.
Stories by Shirley Jahad
More than 800 firefighters are battling the Morris fire in the Angeles National Forest north of Azuza. The climate and the terrain have been working against them. But the fire isn’t threatening any homes. KPCC’s Shirley Jahad has more from the command center in Irwindale.
“Inglorious Basterds” is turning into a victory for director Quentin Tarantino. KPCC’s Shirley Jahad has more.
A little political history is unfolding in the Southland this week. The Nixon Library is hosting former Nixon rival George McGovern. KPCC’s Shirley Jahad tells us more.
An international charity was serving up assistance yesterday in Southern California.
A relief organization is giving away back-to-school gear to Southland students. KPCC’s Shirley Jahad watched families line up today at a warehouse in Commerce.
A sci-fi thriller and a sci-fi romance came out this weekend at the top of the box office. KPCC’s Shirley Jahad has more.
The massive temporary free clinic set up at the Forum in Inglewood is open for another couple of days. Organizers are closing it down at the end of the day tomorrow. KPCC’s Shirley Jahad talked with some of the doctors and organizers there.
A leading L.A. civil rights activist and health care advocate has died. Mary Henry was 82. KPCC's Shirley Jahad tells us more about her life.
Doctors and dentists are checking eyes and ears and teeth again today at a temporary free clinic inside the Forum in Inglewood. KPCC’s Shirley Jahad surveyed the scene and filed this report.
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is facing another lawsuit over the line-item cuts he made to social service spending last month. Advocates for low-income families and the disabled say the governor went too far – and they’re going to sue. KPCC’s Shirley Jahad has more on the lawsuit and on how the cuts are affecting people with disabilities.
California Attorney General Jerry Brown today announced a crackdown on home loan modification scams. KPCC’s Shirley Jahad has more.
Kaiser Permanente has announced it’s eliminating nearly 2,000 jobs in California. KPCC’s Shirley Jahad has more.
California Attorney General Jerry Brown is going after unscrupulous players promising to help people with their home loans. KPCC’s Shirley Jahad has the latest.
L.A. County Sheriff’s deputies shot and killed two men this weekend in separate incidents. Now the L.A. County District Attorney’s Office is investigating. KPCC’s Shirley Jahad has more.
“G.I. Joe” commands the lead at the box office this weekend. KPCC’s Shirley Jahad has more.