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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March 21, 2018

Innovative Journalism

He killed 12 people. Raped more than 50 women. His crime spree in the mid 1970s left the Sacramento area paralyzed with fear. His crimes centered around Carmichael, Citrus Heights and Rancho Cordova. Two occurred right down the street where I live....

March 18, 2018

Even though it was St. Patrick's Day, a night usually associated with parties and bar hopping, a sellout but shivering crowd filled Papa Murphy's Field for the 5th season opener for Sacramento Republic FC.

Wearing beanies, scarfs and down jackets, soccer fans huddled cl...

March 15, 2018

The clock struck 10 and they began walking out. By the hundreds, by the thousands, by the tens of thousands across Sacramento, California and the United States. High school students took 17 minutes out of their school day Wednesday to honor their fellow students gunned...

March 8, 2018

Each night for more than 50 years, hundreds of people gather on a pier in Key West to watch the sunset together, sipping Rum Runners and munching on conch fritters. At the Albuquerque

International Balloon Fiesta, visitors rise before sunrise to watch the colorful launc...

February 22, 2018

It started as an ordinary January afternoon in the newsroom. I was working the broadcast desk for The Associated Press in Los Angeles, putting together stories for the state and national wire. A story crossed that made me let out a wail loud enough for a co-worker to a...

February 21, 2018

She was about to cover her first NBA playoffs and was nervous. My hometown team, the Sacramento Kings, were going up against the Los Angeles Lakers with Shaq and Kobe and everyone was super excited. But when my reporter arrived at the arena for a live shot, she panicke...

February 1, 2018

Judy Farah, Huffington Post Contributor

KFBK Radio Senior Editor

03/07/2017 10:12 pm ET Updated Mar 08, 2017

His name was Dick Benke. Tall, dark wiry hair, bespectacled. Short sleeve plaid shirts and khakis. Barely smiled. He was one of those journeyman reporters and...

Dad was a blue-collar worker who spent hot summer afternoons in a sweltering New Jersey factory without air conditioning making car tires by day. At night, after coaching my brother’s Little League team, he drove to pick up my mother who also worked in a factory as a p...

He was 14-years-old. He had a fight with his girlfriend and made a decision that would change the lives of so many others. He hung himself. He was a student and athlete at my daughter’s school. At that young age, they grasped to understand but could not. Less than a ye...

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