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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
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.
Democrats are working to flip several Orange County seats but Republicans say they can expect a battle.
Bannon called former President George W. Bush "a piece of work." He also slammed senator John McCain and GOP consultant Karl Rove.
The battle for Dianne Feinstein's U.S. Senate seat is taking shape with her strongest Democratic challenger suggesting she is part of the Washington status quo.
Four Orange County congressional seats are central to Democrats' effort to retake the U.S. House of Representatives. Each Republican faces several well-funded challengers.
Organizers of the recall say they're fed up with Brown’s liberal-leaning agenda and will work to gather the signatures needed to try and get him out of office.
Democrats are targeting GOP congressional seats representing California districts where voters chose presidential candidate Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump.
Voters who signed a petition to recall Sen. Josh Newman had until Tuesday to rescind their names. Newman is key to Democrats keeping their supermajority.
The local victims include a Simi Valley school office manager, a Manhattan Beach special education teacher and a Manhattan Beach civilian police employee.
A new phone survey finds half of all likely voters say California's senior U.S. senator should not pursue another term. It would be her sixth in the Senate.
At least one candidate in the state 51st Assembly District race has taken to texting voters, a campaign tactic that some voters say is a turnoff.
Security threats, low turnout and the rollout of a new law that will change how voters cast ballots all pose potential problems for elections officials statewide.