A native Angeleno, Anthea Raymond has served on the LA County Beach Commission representing Supervisor Sheila Kuehl since June 2015. She is currently a Senior Staff member at LA River Expeditions, where she co-founded and produces the annual LA River Boat Race. She has also personally led over 800 people down the Glendale Narrows and Sepulveda Basin sections of the river for the outfitter. She also sits on the American Canoe Association's California Executive Council, charged with raising the profile of the nation's premier paddling organization. A former Los Angeles Press Club president, Anthea's work as a reporter and producer manager has appeared on National Public Radio, Bloomberg Radio, KPCC, KCRW, the Huffington Post, Marketplace, ABC.com, and KCET.com. She was the first Senior Editor at KPCC, the National Public Radio affiliate in Pasadena. She was also Executive/Line Producer of the Bloomberg News radio program "Bloomberg Politically Speaking," and Show Editor of NPR's ground-breaking program on race, "News and Notes." Anthea's awards include an Emmy nomination, multiple Golden Mikes, and a Los Angeles Press Club honor for Best Multimedia Package. She has taught social media, broadcasting, multimedia and mass communications at UCLA, USC, and Hunter, Santa Monica, and Pierce colleges. With her five siblings, she created the Joseph and Alyce Raymond scholarship at UCLA's Geffen School of Medicine. Now in its seventh year, the award recognizes students who have come to medical education from a nontraditional path and are committed to working in underserved communities. Anthea received her undergraduate degree from Wellesley College. She also holds business and law degrees from UCLA where she was Associate Director of the Anderson School's Center for Arts and Entertainment Management before changing careers to work full-time in media. She lives in a 1907 Craftsman, across the street from the LA River Center.

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