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  Robin Urevich
 
Professional/Personal Overview
  I am a creative, thorough and accurate reporter and writer. I love to dig deeply and explain complex subjects simply and concisely.

My work has appeared on NPR, Marketplace radio, and local affiliates KPCC and KQED. My print stories have been published in the San Francisco Chronicle, the Oakland Tribune, the Las Vegas Sun and the PBS Frontline and the Center for Investigative Reporting websites.

Among my favorite assignments are a story about former gang members who formed their own Hollywood casting agency specializing in bad guys, a piece on Ely, Nevada residents who opened their own department store after failing to attract a big chain and a recent story for the California Health Report about police officers training to work with gang members-turned-peacemakers to fight crime.
Work Info
 
Expertise
Reporter 15 Years
Researcher 15 Years
Writer 15 Years
Specialty
Business (general) 15 Years
Education 15 Years
Crime 15 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
15 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
California Health Report (11+), Latino USA radio (11+), Marketplace radio (11+), NPR (11+)
Other Work History
I have worked as a staff writer for the Monterey County Weekly and as an intern for the Las Vegas Sun
Computer Skills
Word, Excel, ProTools
Technical Skills
Audio editing, Photography, Video editing - final cut pro
Equipment
Canon Rebel EOS camera
Foreign Language Skills
fluent in Spanish
References
available upon request
Awards
1998 –Golden Mic award for best reporting by a network from Southern California Radio and Television News Directors Association
2002 –Golden Mic for best investigative reporting from Southern California Radio and Television News Directors Association
2002 – Associated Press Television and Radio Association award – as part of a KPCC team for a documentary on the emergency room crisis in Los Angeles County.
2006 – Casey Foundation Fellowship – Crossing Divides – Reporting on Diverse Communities
2009 – News 21 Fellow, Graduate School of Journalism, University of California Berkeley
2009 - Mark Felt scholarship for investigative reporting, University of California Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism
Associations
Association of Health Care Journalists, Investigative Reporters and Editors
Other
Masters in Journalism from University of California Berkeley
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I live near Los Angeles, CA. I am willing to travel anywhere. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
 
(California Health Report, 10/16/2012)
Los Angeles police officers learn to work with former gangsters-turned-peacemakers to fight crime
(California Watch, 10/18/2011)
State officials appeared to cave to industry pressure when they approved methyl iodide, a controversial pesticide, for use at levels much higher than those their own scientists said were safe.
(Monterey County Weekly, 8/12/2010)
Student soldiers at Monterey's Naval Postgraduate School developed an Iphone app that acts like a Lonely Planet guide for those deploying to Afghanistan. The app explains everything from the opium trade to local politics and culture.