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 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....

July 18, 2018

The news that would knock me off my feet came on a late Tuesday night on April 25th, 2018. I was up late as usual writing because I'm a night owl. I glanced at Twitter and saw her Tweet: An arrest has been made in the East Area Rapist case.

Holy Shit! I said at 12:26 am...

June 19, 2018

It was on a warm summer night on my way home from a soccer match when the text came through.  It was from my neighbor, Janice, and it was blunt and to the point. "There is a coroner's van parked by your house. 'John' hung himself in his garage." 

John was our neigh...

May 3, 2018

 Social Media has drastically and dramatically changed the way we do news in the past decade.  We are required to do so much these days. Reporters are on scene of a breaking news story and are required to go live, Tweet, Facebook Live or Periscope, take pictures and vi...

April 18, 2018

She called me unexpectedly one day. I was busy at work and was stunned when I answered the phone. We had not talked in 10-15 years. Things were strained between us. Actually, not friendly at all. I went into a private room and listened. She was seeking information abou...

April 6, 2018

 Photo by KFBK's Joe Michaels

The March 18th shooting death of Stephon Clark by two Sacramento Police officers led to more than two weeks of protests, marches, rallies, vigils, meetings and news conferences of a magnitude never experienced before in the community. Sacra...

March 25, 2018

The California state Capitol was the site for one of the largest March for Life protests in the state on Saturday. High school students gathered at Crocker Park in Sacramento and marched to the capitol carrying signs "Never Again" and "End Gun Violence."

They were met b...

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