Lita Martinez


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Lita Martinez is a producer for KPCC's Morning Edition.

Before joining KPCC, Lita was a writer and assignment editor for KNX 1070 Newsradio in Los Angeles. She also spent several years in New York as a network news producer and reporter, covering politics, national security, and international headlines.

She got her start in public media as an intern at member station KQED, and her work has appeared on The California Report, WNYC's On the Media, and PRX's NPR Station Showcase.

Lita grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, and is patiently waiting for the Oakland A's to win another World Series title in her lifetime. She's also an avid rock climber and ocean diver.

Stories by Lita Martinez

A New Hope for an Endangered SoCal Species

Somewhere in the ocean off Southern California, there's an effort underway to help the endangered white abalone make a comeback.

The Decision That Could Radically Clean Up Long Beach's Dirty Coast

It's a wave-killer, a protective barrier, and an unlikely marine habitat -- but that could change.

Protection Versus Pollution: The Road Ahead For The Long Beach Breakwater

It won't come down completely, but changes could be made to the Long Beach breakwater that could transform the city's offshore ecosystem.

More Than Just A Pile Of Rocks: A Closer Look At The Long Beach Breakwater

For decades, a two-mile long breakwater has protected coastal areas of Long Beach from potentially destructive ocean waves.

If you love Dodger baseball in LA, you have this woman to thank

Roz Wyman was only 23 when she ran for City Council with an audacious promise to bring a major sports team to the city. Here's how she made it happen.

Can Metro's innovation guru transport LA into the future?

With LA hosting the 2028 Olympics, Joshua Schank has to figure out how to move all those extra people around this massive city.

Filmmaker Angela Robinson lassoes the other Wonder Woman movie

The director of "Professor Marston and the Wonder Women" opens up about the strange, fascinating life of the superhero's creator — and about sexism in Hollywood.

Dolores Huerta gets personal, political in doc about her life

Labor organizer Dolores Huerta has spent decades fighting for social justice—and has no regrets about the sacrifices she's made.

How the 2028 Olympics could help LA's homeless

Andy Bales, the CEO of Union Rescue Mission, talked to KPCC’s Alex Cohen about the challenges the city faces in alleviating homelessness before the 2028 Olympics.

Why inmates are fighting California's fires

Since 1946, inmates have played an important role in fighting the state's fires. These days, they provide approximately 3 million hours of firefighting work each year.

Mom, daughter share the scars of the LA Riots

Elvira Evers was nine months pregnant when she took a bullet in the abdomen during the 1992 L.A. Riots. As the 25 anniversary of the riots approaches, Elvira and her daughter Jessica, now 25-years-old, reflect on how the riots left a literal mark on their lives.