Caitlin Plummer

Apprentice News Clerk, AirTalk

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Caitlin Plummer is an Apprentice News Clerk for AirTalk with Larry Mantle.

Prior to joining Southern California Public Radio, Caitlin served as the executive producer of USC Annenberg Media’s radio division, where she managed daily newscast producers, trained reporters, and worked with the television and web divisions to improve newsroom workflow. Outside of Annenberg Media, she has been published in the Los Angeles Times, The Hollywood Reporter, MySpace and the Daily Trojan.

Caitlin graduated from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Arts in print and digital journalism and a minor in cinematic arts. A native of the Pacific Northwest, she loves coffee, pine trees, and watching television almost as much as she loves analyzing it.

Stories by Caitlin Plummer

The link between childhood obsessions and brain development

Whether it’s watching Peter Pan every day after school or rattling off the scientific names and traits of countless dinosaurs, it’s common for children to form extreme attachments to subjects, narratives or objects at a young age.

A popular dating app wants to give women more control in job networking

Dating app Bumble is branching out into professional networking – with an extra safety measure to prevent the kind of sexual harassment found on other networking sites like LinkedIn.

LAPD Chief Beck: LAPD’s new drone program, event security post-Las Vegas, and more

Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck joins Larry Mantle for his monthly check-in.

The TV shows that have won hearts – and changed minds

In its original eight-year run, recently revamped television show “Will & Grace” won 16 Emmys, adding acclaim to popularity as the first hit sitcom with two gay male leads.

LAPD Chief Beck: Homicides fell as hate crimes surged

Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck joins Larry Mantle for his monthly check-in.

Taylor Swift in the long line of artist reinvention

On Aug. 24, Taylor Swift released the first single of her upcoming sixth album, and it’s... different.

As the national marriage rate continues to decline, a look at some young people’s decisions to tie the knot despite criticisms

In 2015, about one in ten marriages in the United States had both bride and groom under age 25, according to data from Bowling Green State University.

Can MoviePass’ risky subscription model sustain itself with such cheap prices?

Movie theater subscription service MoviePass recently dropped its monthly fee to $9.95 – meaning customers can see one film a day at any theater in the U.S. that accepts debit cards for less than the price of one ticket at most theaters in Los Angeles.

Could parent-friendly practices be the key to fixing Hollywood’s gender problem?

Last week, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences made a big jump to include women filmmakers in its exclusive Hollywood club, according to a report by the Los Angeles Times.