Brenda Gazzar

Freelance reporter

Brenda Gazzar is a freelance reporter who has worked for news outlets in California and the Middle East since 2000. She has covered breaking news, immigration, crime/public safety, religion, politics and health. Besides being a staff writer for the Los Angeles Daily News and its sister papers, her work has been published by Reuters, the Denver Post, Ms. Magazine, the Jerusalem Post, USA Today, the Christian Science Monitor and others. She speaks Spanish, Hebrew, and intermediate Arabic and is the recipient of national and state awards, including a National Headliners Award and one from the Associated Press News Executives' Council. She holds a dual master's degree in Communications/Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. Brenda is also the podcast host and producer of Code WACK! about America's broken healthcare system.