Emily Elena Dugdale

General Assignment Reporter

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Emily Elena Dugdale covers issues affecting Angelenos and beyond on the general assignment desk for KPCC and LAist.

She joined the station in 2018 after reporting and producing the Offshore podcast from Honolulu Civil Beat in Hawaii. An episode she produced on sex abuse in the Catholic Church on Guam won a national 2018 AAJA award for radio/audio journalism. Previously, she interned on the science and environment desk at KPCC.

Emily was born in Colombia and grew up in Seattle, Washington. She holds a masters in journalism from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Habla español.

Stories by Emily Elena Dugdale

LA prepares for Nipsey Hussle's final "Victory Lap"

(Archive post) Nipsey Hussle’s casket will travel just over 25 miles in a “victory lap” from Staples Center, hitting the neighborhoods where he lived and worked.

LAPD now allows you to file traffic accident reports online

Drivers can now go online and file a report themselves for car accidents that don't involve injuries in Los Angeles.

L.A. County Board of Supervisors approves funding for LACMA's new building design

LACMA’s controversial new design plan will cost $650 million dollars - with taxpayers footing a big chunk of the bill.

It's Not Just You, Allergies Are Really Bad This Year

It's not just you -- it's been a rough allergy season so far for many people. 

LA celebrates the life of Nipsey Hussle: Scenes from the day

Tens of thousands of fans and friends celebrated the life of the slain rapper at a memorial service at Staples Center and on the streets of Los Angeles.

Biologists study Southern California plants in fire burn zones

Plants are returning to areas in the Santa Monica Mountains that were devastated by wildfires last winter.

Smoking in L.A. County just got even less legal

Smokers, beware.. The L.A. County Board of Supervisors voted today to expand the smoking ban that passed last October.

LA's Uber and Lyft Drivers Are Striking For Livable Wages

Hundreds of drivers turned off their Uber apps and chanted and waved colorful signs that said “Better pay now.”

L.A. celebrates 50 years of the modern Emergency Management System

You might not like sirens, but they’re pretty crucial. It’s been 50 years since the beginning of the modern Emergency Management System. L.A. was an early pioneer, and they celebrated that on Thursday at the LA County Fire Museum.

Local mountain lions could become extinct in 50 years. Here's how that could change.

 Scientists have some bad news -  there’s a one in four chance mountain lions living in the Santa Monica and Santa Ana mountains could be extinct in 50 years.

Hey LA, The Worst Time To Drive In The Rain Is Probably Not When You Think

When it's raining, LA's roads are slick. So naturally there'd be more accidents when the roads are full, right? Wrong. Researchers from USC's data journalism project Crosstown recently crunched traffic and weather data and found some weird patterns.

LA County is putting even more restrictions on smoking

Smoking will be banned within 25 feet of restaurants and bars in unincorporated areas of the county. That includes e-cigarettes and cannabis.

The most dangerous time to drive when it's raining isn't when you think

Researchers combed through three years of traffic and weather data to find out.

Santa Anita reopens after closing due to dozens of horse deaths

Horses are back on the track at Santa Anita Park. Officials closed it down this week to study it after nineteen horses died in just two months.

Experts inspect Santa Anita Track after 21 horse deaths

Experts are out today at Santa Anita Park this week to examine the one-mile track that has been the scene of 21 horse deaths in just ten weeks.