Encouraging serious journalism


Board of Directors

 Robert Kovacik, Anchor and Reporter at NBC4 Southern California. Robert Kovacik is an anchor and general  assignment reporter. Kovacik joined the station in July, 2004. Kovacik is an award-winning journalist, known for in- depth and comprehensive reporting. For the past eight years he was the lead morning reporter on “Today in LA.”

Vice President:
Adam J. Rose is the Senior Editorial Producer for CBS Interactive.

Christopher Palmeri, is the Bureau Chief for Bloomberg in Los Angeles.

Gloria Zuurveen is the Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of Pace News.


Executive Director:
Diana Ljungaeus
is a Writer/Producer who is also a freelance correspondent for Swedish media. She runs the day to day business of the press club, produces most club events and is the producer of the SoCal Journalism Awards as well as The National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards. She has been involved with the club since 1999.


Joe Bel Bruno is a News Director at The Hollywood Reporter.

Cher Calvin is a News Anchor for KTLA in Los Angeles.

Elizabeth Espinosa, Co-Host of Thompson & Espinosa, KFI

Mariel Garza has been writing editorials and columns about state and L.A. politics for more than a decade. Before joining The Times' editorial board in March 2015, she was deputy editorial page editor of the Sacramento Bee and is a former editor of the editorial pages of the L.A. Daily News and Los Angeles News Group. She's a graduate of San Francisco State University. 

Peggy Holter is a Story Producer at Investigation Discovery Channel.

Gabriel Kahn, jointly runs the Media, Economics and Entrepeneurship program at USC Annenberg. He also leads the Future of Journalism project at the Annenberg Innovation Lab. Kahn has worked as a newspaper correspondent and editor for two decades, including 10 years at The Wall Street Journal, where he served as Los Angeles bureau chief, deputy Hong Kong bureau chief and deputy Southern Europe bureau chief, based in Rome. He has reported from more than a dozen countries on three continents.

Kat Kramer is an actress, singer and producer, and the proud founder of “Kat Kramer’s Films That Change the World,” showcasing movies that raise awareness about important social issues.

Jessica Keating, Digital Director of Opinion/Deputy Editorial Pages Editor of Los Angeles News Group

Elisa Ross is a News Producer at Telemundo.

Ben Sullivan is the Founding Editor of ScienceBlog.com, a science news destination and blogging platform based in Los Angeles. He has worked as a reporter or editor at publications including the Los Angeles Times, the Daily News and the Los Angeles Business Journal. Sullivan is also a writing instructor at Loyola Marymount University's Asia Pacific Media Center.

Brian WattBrian Watt is the Business and Economics Reporter for KPCC. He joined the KPCC news team in 2007. Prior to that, he worked as a producer at "Marketplace," where he filed a number of his own stories and even filled in some mornings as host.

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