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Mary Plummer is a Senior Politics Reporter for KPCC. Prior to that, she was a reporter on KPCC's education team, and an associate producer for the radio station.
Mary began her career in broadcast at ABC News in London, where she worked on TV stories for the network’s news lineup and regularly covered Europe for ABCNews.com.
Mary holds a master's degree with honors from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism in New York City, where she won the Richard T. Baker Award for multimedia reporting. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Chapman University in Orange County, California. In 2017, she was a winner of the Associated Press Television and Radio Association’s top award for Best Investigative Reporting. Her work has been published by the Washington Post, the New York Times, NPR, PBS/THIRTEEN and the Yomiuri Shimbun.
Mary grew up in Anchorage, Alaska.
Stories by Mary Plummer
Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa are now nearly tied in the race for governor, according to a new survey of likely voters.
Six of the major candidates running to succeed California Gov. Jerry Brown made their case to a largely Democratic audience at a forum broadcast on Univision.
The six candidates came out swinging at their first town hall. They weren't the only ones. A vocal crowd cheered and booed.
It got heated — and personal — when the six major candidates met on stage at USC to discuss the issues facing California.
It will be the first time the candidates have faced each other in public to answer questions.
Transgender employees will have stronger protections and supervisors will have to participate in additional training.
A breakdown of how GOP representatives voted and what it'll likely mean for the upcoming mid-term election looming in 2018.
U.S. Rep. Steve Knight who's running for reelection is regularly dogged by protests as unhappiness with President Trump and Knight's votes triggers more activism.
Several members of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors suggested changes are needed to make sexual harassment procedures easier to access for county workers.
After a short discussion, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to order a review of the county’s complaint procedures.
The L.A. City Council approved steps to strengthen its policies on sexual harassment and ease the way for employees to report cases of inappropriate behavior.
Downtown Los Angeles hit 92 degrees, a statistic that goes all the way back to 1877, when records began being kept.
Since July, the county has received more than 3,000 complaints from workers alleging sexual harassment and other workplace issues. The city of L.A. is moving to review its policies.
As state Democrats head into a key election year with several legislative wins racked up, Republicans are finding ways to push their agenda outside of Sacramento.
In Compton, voters rejected a salary increase for the mayor and City Council members. Elsewhere in L.A. County, voters weighed in on other issues and offices.