Paul Glickman

Senior Editor

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Paul Glickman served as KPCC’s first News Director, from 2000 to 2012. In 2012, he stepped into his new role as a Senior Editor. He is currently in charge of KPCC’s health care, immigration and public safety reporters.

Paul worked for many years as a radio and print reporter in California, Central America, and Washington, D.C. In the mid-1980s he was based in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, an excellent vantage point for covering two neighboring wars: the conflict in El Salvador, where the U.S.-backed government fought Cuban-backed guerrillas, and the war in Nicaragua, where the Cuban-backed government fought U.S.-backed guerrillas.

In the 1990s Glickman was a foreign editor at National Public Radio, overseeing the network's coverage of such historic events as the Rwandan genocide and South Africa's transition from apartheid to democracy.

An L.A. native, Glickman grew up in Gardena and Sherman Oaks. He lives in Sherman Oaks with his wife Janetta and their sons Jonah and Caleb.

Stories by Paul Glickman

FDA calls for end of ban on gay men donating blood

The agency's proposed rule change would still require men who have sex with men to wait one year "since the last sexual contact" to donate blood.

KPCC report on LAUSD sex abuse suit sparks 3 bills

Two state senators and an assemblywoman write bills that would bar lawyers in civil cases from arguing that a child can consent to sex with an adult.

Feds arrest former Ventura surgeon, claim unnecessary surgeries, fraud

The Department of Justice had already filed a civil suit against Dr. Aria Sabit over the same allegations. California stripped him of his license in August.

$140M settlement in Miramonte civil suit against LAUSD [updated]

The case involved dozens of students suing L.A. Unified over its handling of the Mark Berndt sex abuse case. It is the largest payout ever for LAUSD.

LAUSD takes away 14 cases from law firm after remarks on lawsuit

W. Keith Wyatt had come under fire for saying that a child's decision to cross a busy street is as dangerous as deciding to have sex with a teacher.

Fix inaccurate provider directories, state tells Anthem, Blue Shield

The insurance giants have taken steps to correct the problems, but the state says they must do more or face possible penalties.

LAUSD removes attorney who argued middle schooler can consent to sex with teacher [updated]

L.A. Unified said its decision was the result of comments attorney W. Keith Wyatt made to KPCC on Thursday.

Inglewood High School cleanup follows KPCC report

KPCC found dilapidated buildings, faulty fire alarms and filthy restrooms at Inglewood Unified schools. The state trustee says repairs and cleanup are in the works.

Inglewood schools: Rats, damage despite millions in state funds

Holes in classroom floors and gym ceilings, inadequate fire alarm systems, filthy bathrooms at some Inglewood schools more than two years after a state takeover.

Inglewood schools trustee apologizes for 'insensitive' remarks

Don Brann had told KPCC that he needed a CHP security detail because he was concerned about his safety working in Inglewood.

Double mastectomy: New information, tough choices

A study of nearly 200,000 California women with cancer in one breast finds no increased rate of survival for those who choose a double mastectomy.

Journal formally retracts disputed vaccination study

Scientific journal "no longer [has] confidence" in the findings of a study suggesting a higher risk of autism for black kids who get an early MMR vaccine.

Miramonte: LAUSD accused of 'forcing' staffer to change her story

The charge is in a motion by plaintiffs' attorneys in the Miramonte civil lawsuit against LAUSD. The school district dismisses the allegation.

A new law will help you pick a health plan based on its drug coverage

SB 1052 requires the creation of a standard template for all health insurers to use when sharing information about their drug coverage - but not until 2017.

Do you have a compound cream story?

Compound cream pain medications are increasingly prescribed and very expensive. They're also supposed to be restricted to those who can't take oral meds.