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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
With rents rising and vacancy rates low, California is facing a deep housing crisis.
California Governor Jerry Brown told Sacramento lawmakers on Thursday that the upcoming cap-and-trade extension will be the "most important vote of your life."
"L.A. is a vibe, it's a lifestyle. It's freedom."
Ideologically, Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron couldn't be more different. But both pulled off surprise election wins by throwing out the political playbook.
A month ago, voters in the 34th district chose Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez to take Xavier Becerra's old seat in Congress — so why hasn't Gomez been sworn in?
She'll forever hate the Cubs, but she grew to love the Dodgers.
What was your own moment that you realized L.A. truly felt like home?
A newly released survey says too often, voters who don't speak English didn't get the assistance they needed - and the law requires - at California polling places last November.
Democratic senators expressed shock and concern Thursday over the firing of FBI director James Comey during an intelligence committee hearing on Capitol Hill.
Tuesday's announcement that President Trump had fired FBI Director James Comey appeared to take lawmakers of both parties off guard.
Sinclair Broadcast Group is not content with being pretty big. It wants to be huge. Sinclair announced Monday it will buy Tribune Media for almost $4 billion.
Southern California travelers usually have to look west when booking departure flights. But LAX, John Wayne, and even Burbank Bob Hope Airport are all quite a hike for air travelers from inland counties.
The recent films feature very different accounts of Turkey's history and involvement with death of 1.5 million Armenians during WWI.
Rep. Devin Nunes is stepping aside from the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election. Politico's Carla Marinucci explains how we got here.
Some speculated that the race could offer hints about the direction of the Democratic Party. Hint: Progressives are definitely in the driver's seat.