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Monica Lam

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Monica Lam is a documentary film and television producer who has traveled on five continents producing, reporting, and shooting for the NewsHour, Frontline, Frontline/WORLD and other PBS programs as well as Swiss television and MSNBC. She has won an Emmy for her work and was cinematographer of an Oscar-nominated short documentary. Monica has written for the Daily Californian, San Francisco Chronicle, Florida Sun-Sentinel, Hyphen magazine and was the founding editor of Berkeley Patch, a daily hyperlocal news site. She studied urban planning at Stanford University and received her masters in journalism from the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.

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Producing, shooting, and editing stories for broadcast TV.

Recent Spotlight Articles

Calif. voters to consider changes to three strikes law
America has embraced tough-on-crime policies since the 1990s. But this November, California voters will consider a ballot measure to reform the state’s strict three strikes law.
State prisons see populations drop under realignment
As more felons are sentenced to local jails instead of state prisons under California’s prison realignment plan, some lockups, like Fresno County’s, are struggling with the influx.
Unexplained deaths behind closed doors
Dead at 50 with a severely broken neck, Van Ingraham’s injuries looked suspicious. But many deaths at California’s state-run institutions are not thoroughly investigated.
Video: Tapping into Medicare's gold mine?
Darlene Courtois describes herself as overweight, not emaciated, so she was surprised to learn that her hospital billed Medicare for treating her for kwashiorkor, a dangerous form of malnutrition.
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