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
The Los Angeles River opens this week to seasonal recreation and paddlers will be able to kayak along a small stretch of the waterway.
The first dispatch from Shirley Jahad's trip to East Africa, where she's exploring the push by China and others for uranium, oil, rare earth metals and more in the region.
The game is bringing the hunger for SoCal's rare earth metals into pop culture.
Without them you wouldn’t have a smartphone. What are they and how is SoCal a key player in the U.S. rare earth industry?
The Los Angeles County Metro board heard hours of testimony on Thursday from scientists Beverly Hills officials hired to oppose tunneling.
In Los Angeles, there’s a new opportunity to bring people to the stage … and to bring the stage to people.
In one Williams Complaint the author writes that the nurse is at the elementary school for only 1/2 a day per week, that it is a "dangerous situation!"
May Day protesters marched from several directions Tuesday to converge downtown for a rally at Pershing Square.
Sounds and scenes from one of the most traumatic episodes in L.A.'s history: The Los Angeles Riots of 1992. They lasted a total of six days, cost an estimated billion dollars in property damage, took more than 50 lives, and changed the way L.A. imagined itself.
USC staff and students held a memorial Wednesday night for two international students shot dead outside a house near the USC campus on April 11.
In Illinois during the weekend, a family buried a U.S. Marine who Orange County sheriffs shot and killed at San Clemente High School. The man's family is moving forward with plans to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
After a year-long, nearly $7 million renovation, the famed Japanese Garden at the Huntington Library is once again open.
As word spread about the shooting deaths of two graduate students from China near campus, a network of support services sprung into action at USC.
L.A. Police continue to search for the person who shot and killed two USC students early Wednesday while they sat in a car in the West Adams neighborhood.
Residents have just over a month to weigh in on whether the $1.5 billion, 72,000 seat facility should be a central feature of downtown Los Angeles.