KFBK News Director and Senior Editor Judy Farah has more than 25 years news experience in New York, Los Angeles and Sacramento. She's edited the KFBK Afternoon News with Kitty O'Neal the past 16 years while also directing the newsroom by assigning stories to reporters and scheduling guest interviews. Farah started out as a newspaper reporter on the East Coast, covering major stories as a reporter and editor for The Associated Press in Los Angeles, including the 1984 Olympics, the Oscars, Emmys, the presidency of Ronald Reagan and the criminals trials of the Night Stalker and the Hillside Stranglers.
Farah came to KFBK in 1996, and has helped direct coverage of five presidential elections, five governor's elections and the killing sprees of Yosemite Killer Cary Stayner and Scott Peterson. She reported live for two 13-hour days for KFBK from the 9-11 terrorist attacks. She was also the editor on KFBK's 2011 exclusive report that the Sacramento Kings were considering moving to Anaheim.
A graduate of William Paterson College in New Jersey, Farah has won three Edward R. Murrow awards, including one for Best Writing, while at KFBK. She's also earned three awards from the Northern California Radio Television News Directors Association for Best Series, Best Newscast and Best Sports Segment. She has also written for the Wall Street Journal, TV Guide, Los Angeles and Parents magazines. She was honored with a Jefferson Fellowship in 2009 and traveled to Japan, China and Hong Kong to study the Asian economy. In 2010, she was awarded a RTNDA RIAS Fellowship to travel to Germany, Belgium and Prague to study the European economy.
Farah currently is a national blogger for The Huffington Post and often speaks on news and social media. You can find her on Twitter @newsbabe1530
In her free time, Farah enjoys the outdoors by hiking along the American River bike trail and kayaking. A wine enthusiast, Farah's produced a monthly wine segment on KFBK the past five years and enjoys visiting our local foothill wineries.
Growing up in the northeast, spring was the most anticipated season of all. After four months of being captive inside due to bitter winter cold, there was finally the promise of warmer, longer days ahead. For most, that meant the first signs of green plants and flowers emerging from the winter snow pack. For me, Spring meant being at my father's side as baseball season got underway.
You see, my late father was a factory worker who had a big heart for children. Dad started every youth sports program in my tiny New Jersey hometown. One of them was Little League. I remember packed registration night in the high school gymnasium. Countless games being the only female sitting in the dugout with Dad and his team. And Dad making sure I took batting and catching practice along with my older brother before Title 9 came along.
Those memories came rushing back this week during a screening of Clint Eastwood's latest movie "Trouble With the Curve." Clint's character Gus is a widower and longtime scout for the Atlanta Braves who also has his daughter at his side, teaching her the ropes. But in a common theme in Eastwood movies, he's estranged from his daughter.
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