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
Martin Luther King Jr. spoke at the L.A. Coliseum in May, 1964, as California was in the middle of a battle over fair housing.
Eagle Rock was ranked number two in Redfin's national Hot Neighborhoods in 2014 list.
Officials will not make his name public because his family has not been notified. Investigators are still trying to determine why he was in a South Pasadena crosswalk.
Workers in Washington state approved a new labor contract, keeping production of the 777X jet in the Puget Sound area and dashing hopes of bringing the work here.
Former NASA scientist Homa Taraji's gallery features art from her homeland with the goal of changing the conversation about Iran and its people.
For 20 years, Skip Matthews has spent many a December day urging people to mail holiday cards. "How simple is that? To let your mom know you’re still alive?" he says.
The union says the county will hire an additional 450 social workers by next October. County officials say they already have several hundred new workers in the pipeline.
California's population grew by the highest rate in nearly a decade over the last year. Demographic experts said the increase highlights the recovery in the job market.
The Teamsters union has been trying to organize truck drivers at the nation's ports for years. Local trucking companies and drivers each accuse each other of intimidation.
The U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee holds session in Fullerton to find out more about fighting the illicit international industry.
"Simpsons" executive producer Al Jean said in a statement that her death is a terrible loss. He says Wallace's "irreplaceable character" would be retired from the show.
Bill Sharman, the former Lakers coach who led the team to its first championship in Los Angeles, died Friday at his home in Redondo Beach. Sharman suffered a stroke last week.
A new survey finds support for the state's ambitious water plan dries up when the talk turns to money and that only half of voters think Gov. Jerry Brown is doing a good job in office.
L.A. County sheriffs officials are still trying to piece together the details of a shooting that left one man dead in South Pasadena.
A tanker filled with up to 7,500 gallons of gasoline crashed on the 5 at the 2 Freeway interchange Saturday morning, closing down the freeways and sending up dark smoke.