Ari Saperstein

Assistant Producer

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Ari Saperstein is an Assistant Producer at KPCC. Ari produces and reports stories for Take Two, The Frame and LAist. Previously, Ari was a news apprentice for AirTalk and FilmWeek. He graduated from Pitzer College with a dual degree in Media Studies and Studio Art.

Outside of the office, Ari spends his free time exploring the great outdoors and making art. As an editorial illustrator, his work has appeared in the AARP Magazine, Gothamist and Longreads. An avid traveler, Ari has been to six continents – and dreams of making it to seven by going to Antarctica before it melts.

Stories by Ari Saperstein

How much is too much? Court rules that intersex runner Caster Semanya must take hormone-supression drugs to compete as a woman

The sports world's highest court ruled Wednesday that Olympic gold medalist Caster Semenya and other female runners like her with unusually high testosterone must take medication to reduce their levels of the male sex hormone if they want to compete in certain events.

From bankruptcy to billions: How Marvel Studios came to dominate Hollywood in only a decade

When Marvel Studios first released “Iron Man” back in 2008, they could have never guessed that a little over 10 years later, their interconnected series of films would come to dominate the global box office.

As SCOTUS takes up question of LGBTQ discrimination protections for employees, we walk through the legal arguments

For years, courts around the country have been split about whether or not LGBT people are protected from workplace discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Amendment.

Escape from development hell: ‘The Man Who Killed Don Quixote’ and other films with troubled productions

Lawsuits, bankruptcy and flash flooding -- these are just some of the reasons that movies ended up in “development hell”, the film industry’s term for some of the most unlucky movie productions.

Is Pete Buttigieg a bellwether? America’s shifting attitudes on electing a gay president

In 2006, the majority of Americans were either “very uncomfortable”, or had “reservations”, about a gay person running for president.