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Kelcie Pegher

Los Angeles, CA
Content Editor — Los Angeles Times
Covers:  Education, technology, government, pop culture, women in the workplace.

Digital at LAT. I like pop culture and politics. I want you to read the news. PGH ➡️ DC ➡️ LA

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Journalist for hire based in LA. Most recently, I covered education on the East Coast in Annapolis. Prior to that, bylines were for Carroll County TImes and Durango Herald. I'm interested in data, government, tech, women in the workplace, and the business of journalism.

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@klcpegher — 1,059 followers, 10,491 tweets

@Nicole_Cliffe FUN FACT: My uncle — a mechanic in Pittsburgh — helped with the cars for that movie for the bridge scene (?) and got an advance copy of the script and I read it at age 11 and scared myself silly and have never seen it
RT @ezass: Maybe sharecropping on social platforms was not a realistic business model after all: Facebook is done with quality journalism.…
"...the last time I talked about drugs publicly I lost my life insurance policy" Oh? 
@mattdpearce They toil in local pubs until they quit journalism altogether
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Why did you become a journalist?

I love translating complicated information and drilling it down into readable material. I also love people, which is a definite plus.

What advice can you offer to aspiring journalists?

Take as many internships as you possibly can.

When you're not at a computer, where are you most likely to be?

If I'm not by the computer, I'm most likely hiking, running, or doing some other outdoor activity that gets me away from my phone.