Emily Elena Dugdale


Emily Elena Dugdale is a Los Angeles-based freelance journalist covering criminal justice.

Currently, she is working on an investigation with the Fuller Project. Previously, she was the senior criminal justice reporter at NPR station LAist 89.3 (formerly KPCC), where she broke stories and investigations on the L.A. County jail system and sheriff's department.

She was part of the 2020-21 ProPublica Local Reporting Network, publishing a searing investigation into the role of sheriff’s deputies in a California desert school district that won a Golden Mic Award for investigative storytelling.

Dugdale is a 2022 Maynard 200 fellow. The fellowship provides training and mentorship to mid-career journalists of color.

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