Welcome to LA

Los Angeles is a city carved out of the desert – a conjured image of paradise. These are the stories of people who learn what lies beyond the dream – yacht parties with theremin makers that end on the rocks, low-budget filmmaking that blurs the line between truth and fiction, movie stars and Hollywood hopefuls whose stories seem too crazy to be true. Welcome to Los Angeles.

David Weinberg

David Weinberg

Host, Welcome to LA

David Weinberg is a host and producer at KCRW.

He creates character-driven stories for KCRW programs including Good Food, All Things Considered, Press Play and Unfictional. He is the producer of a year-long series on life in South L.A. called "Below the Ten." He has won multiple journalism awards, including a national Edward R. Murrow award for feature reporting for "Mr. Fries Man." David is a former reporter at Marketplace. His work has been featured on The World, 99% Invisible, Wiretap, Love + Radio and WWOZ, and he produced the podcast Random Tape. His print work has been published in the New York Times.