JUDY FARAH

From covering presidents, the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the Olympics to the Academy Awards and serial killers, I've seen and written about it all from New York, Los Angeles and Sacramento. I'm a former reporter/editor for The Associated Press, newspaper reporter and Huffington Post blogger who worked in broadcast news for 20 years. I've won Edward R. Murrow and AP awards and trained more than 100 journalists. So many stories are out there. I'm here to tell them.

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April 15, 2020

I don't know what to say right now, and I usually have no problem with that. I've always been able to give advice and draw on my life experiences to try and give wisdom to my daughters about any problems they faced, whether it be life, love, work, friends, exercise, ea...

March 25, 2020

What California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced on Thursday, March 19, 2020 around 6:30 pm was unprecedented in the history of California and the United States. He effectively shut down the most populous state in America to try to stop the spread of coronavirus. California...

March 23, 2020

It was an April morning, and I was running late and rushing to get to work. My boss met me at the elevator, but that wasn’t unusual. He sometimes pulled me aside to talk about personnel matters. He led me back to the big boss’s office, where I was told to take a seat w...

March 23, 2020

Ken LaGrande’s Sun Valley Rice reached a deal in July to export his rice to China, the first time a California rice farmer sold their product to China.

Ken LaGrande was with his family in London in early July when he received the blockbuster news. His global rice team w...

September 25, 2019

On April 29, 1939, a staggering 50,000 people turned out for the dedication of the Sacramento Air Depot, which went on to become McClellan Air Force Base, a critical asset for the United States during World War II and an economic engine for the Sacramento region. Local...

September 23, 2019

Family Affair

After Rusty and Dave Prevatt decided to leave their father’s insurance practice, he followed them into the exciting new world of video.

 Photo by Fred Greaves

(This story first appeared in Comstock's magazine in June 2019)

On a cold and dark overcast morning,...

April 3, 2019

Alejandro Reyes was in his element. Dressed in a black hoodie with his signature spiked pompadour, Reyes was glad handing, chatting and welcoming guests at his Sacramento influencer gathering. The diverse crowd that shuffled into Society Church, former home of the B St...

January 31, 2019

 I watched exotic dragon boat races in the pouring rain in Hong Kong. Walked the eerie grounds of the Wannsee compound in Germany where Hitler and his henchmen concocted their chilling Final Solution; took a private military tour of NATO in Brussels and Radio Free Euro...

January 4, 2019

When you think back on some of the oddest things you've done in your life, this one makes the list. I actually barked, growled and sneered at another human. Not as a joke, but seriously. As in seriously angry. Only one person has brought me to that curious and somewhat...

August 26, 2018

She stood silently by the door, peeking out the window waiting for her husband to arrive. It was late, around 11 pm on a week night. And very dark on their winding street in the hills. She peered out discreetly, not wanting to draw attention should anyone be watching....

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