Bennett Purser

Bennett Purser

associate producer, Press Play

Producer

Bennett Purser joined KCRW's Press Play in 2020 as a lucky producer who found a job during the COVID-19 pandemic and recession. Before joining the station, he spent two years as a producer for APM's Marketplace, covering business and economics. He started his journalism career at Utah Public Radio, and moved to Los Angeles in 2018 to intern for NPR's Morning Edition. In his free time he likes traveling, concerts, live storytelling and rollerblading on the strand.

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Dodger Stadium reopened today as a coronavirus vaccine site, with the capacity to vaccinate up to 12,000 people a day.

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Dodger Stadium reopened today as a coronavirus vaccine site, with the capacity to vaccinate up to 12,000 people a day.

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The nation’s capital will have extensive military presence next week when Joe Biden takes the oath of office and becomes the 46th U.S. president.

Preparing for Inauguration Day security threats

The nation’s capital will have extensive military presence next week when Joe Biden takes the oath of office and becomes the 46th U.S. president.

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Today the House of Representatives voted to impeach President Trump for inciting an insurrection against the federal government. Ten Republicans broke party ranks to vote in favor.

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