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Benjamin Gottlieb

Los Angeles
Producer, Reporter, and Host — KCRW-FM (Santa Monica, CA)
Covers:  investigative reporting, los angeles city and county government, los angeles county, socioeconomics, internet freedom, south asia, environment, long-form features, california politics, israeli politics, education, breaking news, sustainability, higher education, israeli palestinian conflict, globalization, south america, middle east, social media trends, southern california, crime, southeast asia, religion and politics, web design, seo
reporter + host | @KCRW | covering immigration + immigrant life | professor | @LoyolaMarymount | Argentinian - Jewish - American | hubby to @sarahparvini

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Benjamin Max Gottlieb is an award-winning multimedia journalist and photographer from Los Angeles, California.

His work has been featured in a variety of news outlets, including The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, CNN International, NPR, DAWN, Global Post, NBC, KCET and the Santa Barbara Independent, among others.

He is currently a producer for KCRW's To The Point & Which Way LA? and as art director of, an online magazine that explores global issues with personal persp…

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@benjamin_max — 1,764 followers, 5,206 tweets

@SuzieAbajian Hi Suzie - I’m interested in connecting about the CalTrans apartment you’re working to purchase with the community. Let me know if you’d like to chat (sent you an email as well).
RT @shelbygrad: There has been much debate about how much money Democratic donor Ed Buck gave. @maloym @swetha_kan broke it down…
What a day! So proud of our @latguild friends. We’re back at it on Monday and hope to accomplish what you have with our employer, @kcrw✊🏼✊🏽✊🏾
RT @Angeles_NF: #SaddleRidgeFire *Update* This morning, the containment is holding at 46% and fire hasn't grown beyond 8,391 acres.…
@howaboutafresca @SwollenDome Really enjoying your perspectives on Lebron and China. This has the potential to be a defining moment for the NBA. Good stuff.
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What was your first job as a journalist?

Reporter for the Daily Nexus, the student newspaper at UC Santa Barbara in California.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes, believe it or not. I used to write poetry on my Bobe's typewriter as a child.

How is social media changing news?

We no longer have to rely on the bromidic reports of stuck-in-their-ways correspondents to break news. Now everyone has a voice.


Los Angeles Press Club Award

2012 - Best Reporting -- Broadcast, Postcast or Stream

1st Place for Podcast, "Eye on the Middle East," produced with colleague Arezou Rezvani.