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

It’s been 5 years – whatever happened to Sheryl Sandberg’s ‘Lean In’ movement?

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg launched a feminist movement in 2013 when she released “Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead.”

Hit TV show ‘Queer Eye’ is back – but it’s not just about makeovers anymore

Netflix rebooted Bravo’s hit show “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” – but the new season is about more than setting up straight guys for success with women.

Oscar winner Frances McDormand turns spotlight on ‘inclusion rider’ clause in Hollywood contracts – what is it, and can it work?

Frances McDormand left a lot of Academy Awards viewers confused when she ended her best actress acceptance speech with two unfamiliar words: “inclusion rider.”

A look at gender representation and changing viewership in the 2018 Olympics

After record-setting performances, impressive comebacks and dramatically close competitions, the 2018 Winter Olympics came to a close Sunday night.

Chief Beck: Here are the qualities LA’s next police chief should have

He wants the next LAPD chief to be someone who is trusted inside and outside the department, is well-grounded in policing and is a good spokesperson.

A history of the rise of the black middle class in LA and nationwide, and what the future may hold

Financially, middle class African-Americans are better off than they have been in decades past.

Just how vulnerable are CA’s election systems to Russian interference? An interview with Secretary of State Alex Padilla

Russia is already interfering in this year’s midterms elections, according to top U.S. intelligence officials at the Senate Intelligence Committee’s annual hearing on “worldwide threats” yesterday.

Hollywood studios’ answer to the #MeToo movement: morality clauses in contracts

The public fallout of major entertainment players from Kevin Spacey to Harvey Weinstein in the #MeToo era has some studios scrambling to add broad morality clauses to their contracts.

The experience of being an older college student

If you visit any major university, you’ll find undergraduates from countless different cities, cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds, but most are about the same age – in fact, at UC Berkeley, 95 percent of undergraduates are under 25.

How necessary are annual physical exams?

Doctors recommend coming into their offices for a check-up and blood work once a year… but is the cost to insurers and patients worth the benefits?

LAPD Chief Beck: Homicides and gun violence decline in 2017, but violent crime rises

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

Political polarization has led one gym to ban cable news on its TVs. How are you dealing with it if you own a restaurant or a bar?

Whether you’re going out to eat, hanging out in a hotel lobby or hitting the gym, there’s probably a TV playing cable news not too far from you… and chances are, other viewers nearby may not share your political opinions.

Chief Beck on sexual assault allegations in Hollywood, the department’s new Text 9-1-1 system, LAPD’s partnership with the 49ers and more

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

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.