Deepa Fernandes

Freelance Radio Journalist @deepafern

Deepa Fernandes is a bilingual journalist who has covered guerrilla insurgencies, natural disasters and political coups in countries from Haiti to East Timor to the United States. She covers women’s and children’s issues, education, immigration, poverty and indigenous issues. Deepa has been named “Radio Journalist of the Year” three years in a row by the LA Press Club — 2016, 2017 and 2018. She won an LA Area Emmy in 2018, and has won dozens of awards over the course of her career. Most recently she was the Early Childhood Development Correspondent for KPCC in Los Angeles. Prior to Southern California Public Radio, Deepa was a national anchor for the Pacifica Radio network, she founded and ran a national non-profit that aimed to diversify the ranks of journalism by training new reporters in communities of color, and she was a Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford in 2012. She has an MA from Columbia University.

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