Anthea Raymond
I cover the waterfront

A native Angeleno, Anthea Raymond has served on the LA County Beach Commission representing Supervisor Sheila Kuehl since June 2015. She has been active in the paddling community since 1998. In the summer months, she serves as a manager at LA River Expeditions, where she co-founded and produces the annual LA River Boat Race. She has also personally led over a thousand people down the Glendale Narrows and Sepulveda Basin sections of the river. She sits on the California Executive Council of the American Canoe Association, the nation's premier paddling organization that now oversees Olympic paddling. She is a member of the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority's River Safety Unit. She has taught sea kayaking at UCLA's Marina Aquatic Center since 2002. She also served on the board of Brooklyn's Sebago Canoe Club from 1999-2002. 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." 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. 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 tenth 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 for almost half a decade. She owns and lives in a 1908 Craftsman duplex, across the street from the LA River Center.

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