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
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.
Efforts to locate a football stadium in downtown are moving forward now that AEG has released an environmental impact report.
The newly-merged union of actors and broadcasters, SAG-AFTRA, is up-and-running in its first week as a united force, but it still has to figure out a new health and pension plan.
The final act in the drama over whether the two big actors unions SAG and AFTRA would merge played out Friday, with the unions' members voting for them to join together.
The head of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor says the union may help cut through the legal smoke surrounding the dispensaries.
Star Wars artist Ralph McQuarrie, who created many of the original movie characters, has died. McQuarrie was responsible for bringing the Star Wars trilogy to life.
The Auto Club has unveiled a new tool to help parents control their teenagers’ driving habits. But is it one step closer to Big Brother?
Homeowners have until the end of July to apply for a review if they think the bank made mistakes in a foreclosure. Federal regulars are trying to get the word out.
Demonstrators outside the Honduran consulate on Wilshire Boulevard to call attention to the more than 300 deaths at a prison fire this week in Honduras.