Libby Denkmann

Veterans and Military Reporter

Contact Libby Denkmann

Libby Denkmann is KPCC's veterans and military reporter. She focuses on stories about active duty servicemembers, veterans and their families in Southern California.

Libby joined KPCC in 2016 as a fill-in host on Take Two, and later served as interim host of KPCC's Morning Edition. She is a regular fill-in host for Larry Mantle's AirTalk on KPCC and her reporting can be heard nationally on APM's Marketplace Morning Report.

Before joining KPCC, Libby was the afternoon drive anchor and a reporter on KFI AM 640 in Los Angeles. She began her journalism career in her native Seattle with the CBS News affiliate KIRO Radio. During nearly a decade at KIRO, Libby was a reporter and producer of several programs: The Dave Ross Show, Ross and Burbank, and The Ron and Don Show. Her work was part of the 2015 Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for Continuing Coverage of the deadly Oso, Washington landslide. She is a graduate of The University of Washington's Jackson School of International Studies.

Stories by Libby Denkmann

Inauguration, CA's budget error, and how CA views Trump

Who is and isn't going to the inauguration, "the first California casualty of the Trump presidency," and the $1.5 billion accounting error in the state budget.

Carl's Jr. workers raise concerns about Andrew Puzder

Current and former Carl's Jr. employees are voicing their concerns about Mr. Puzder's ability to represent and protect them as Labor Secretary.

Trump tweet to civil rights icon sparks ire from local leader

Civil rights leaders and lawmakers on both sides of the political aisle were quick to condemn the remarks.

Cringeworthy Christmas classics that would never be made today

Christmas classics like 'Baby, it's cold outside' and 'Love Actually' have not been aging gracefully. They've been at the center of criticism in recent years.

With environmental review complete, what's next for the Delta tunnels?

State officials say they hope to begin construction on the massive water re-routing plan as early as 2018, but some significant hurdles remain.

3 suicides in 3 months raise alarm at Fresno high school

This year, 11 children have taken their lives in Fresno County. That's more than three times the amount of such deaths in 2015.

What does the future hold for Republicans in California?

Former Governor Pete Wilson and a young conservative discuss what the next four years may hold for the weakened California GOP.

What would be the economic impact of mass deportations?

The total potential economic impact is difficult to quantify, but the industries that would be most affected include agriculture, service, and construction.

How mindfulness can help with election stress

Wishing you could get in a time machine and skip ahead to the day after the election? You're not alone. But a more practical way to deal with election stress may be to stay in the present moment.

Nasty woman: the new feminist battle cry

When Donald Trump called Hillary Clinton a "nasty woman" the women of the Internet reclaimed it and turned it into the Democratic nominee's feminist rallying cry.

After years of rough business, Nintendo hopes for a Switch

Nintendo's previous console the Wii U had poor sale numbers. But according to one analyst, its new system may turn things around for the Japanese game developer.

Great California ShakeOut: Responding to disaster, how to mentally prepare

If you live in the Golden State, you know the possibility of a major earthquake is always a factor. But what does that sometimes distant fear do to the psychology of Californians?

Four years after DACA, Asian immigrant youth face uncertain future

Advocates in Southern California say Asian immigrants lag far behind others in benefitting from the program.