Debra Baer

Debra Baer

Debra Baer is an award-winning journalist with 20 years experience in radio and TV. She's currently based in Los Angeles where she divides her time between managing breaking news as an editor at all-news radio KFWB-AM and freelance reporting, writing, and producing for public and commercial radio.

Her work has appeared on Marketplace Radio; National Public Radio; Pacific Public Radio; California Public Radio; The Charles Osgood File; Artbeat; KLON-FM, Long Beach; KFWB-AM, Los Angeles; and KCFR-FM, Denver.

As a Kiplinger Fellow in Public Affairs Reporting at the Ohio State University during 1997-98, she investigated the funeral and cemetery industry and produced "Dying for Business"—a six-part series for Marketplace Radio, which received a Loeb Award for distinguished business and financial reporting.

She's the former host and producer of the Marketplace Morning Report on Public Radio International and anchor/senior editor of CALNET—Pacific Public Radio's California news magazine, which received a public radio program award from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting in 1992.

Baer has numerous reporting awards from the Radio and Television News Association of Southern California, California Associated Press, Colorado Associated Press, and Colorado Broadcasters Association.

She has an M.A. in journalism from the Ohio State University and a B.A. in journalism from California State University, Long Beach. Her academic honors include grants and scholarships from the Gannet Foundation, Scripps Howard Foundation, Women in Communications, Society of Professional Journalists, and Radio-Television News Directors Association.

Baer currently lives in Santa Monica.

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