Susan Valot

Susan Valot

Independent Producer

Susan Valot is an award-winning radio journalist with more than 16 years of experience in the Los Angeles region. Valot covers anything and everything as a freelance reporter-producer for various public radio outlets, including “The California Report,” NPR’s “Only A Game” and “Marketplace.” To listen to more of Susan’s work, visit http://susanvalot.com/

Susan Valot on KCRW

Southern California bird rescues are dealing with an influx of sick or injured brown pelicans. No one knows why, but many birds appear to be starving.

Sick, injured pelicans swamp SoCal local bird rescues

Southern California bird rescues are dealing with an influx of sick or injured brown pelicans. No one knows why, but many birds appear to be starving.

from Greater LA

A new coffee shop in Long Beach brings together community, coffee and job skills under one roof. The business aims to help house insecure families.

Homelessness solutions are brewing at this Long Beach coffee shop

A new coffee shop in Long Beach brings together community, coffee and job skills under one roof. The business aims to help house insecure families.

from Greater LA

Volunteers are counting gray whales and tracking their health near the California coast, as the population mysteriously declines.

Tracking the gray whale’s decline off LA’s coast

Volunteers are counting gray whales and tracking their health near the California coast, as the population mysteriously declines.

from Greater LA

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