Karen Ocamb

Karen Ocamb

At a Glance:

Karen Ocamb has been a Project Contributor since June 2007, has written 768 entries and currently lives in Los Angeles, CA.


Karen Ocamb, news editor for IN Los Angeles magazine, is an award-winning journalist with over 30 years of experience. She started her career at CBS News in New York where she clerked for Dan Rather and Bob Schieffer. She eventually became a producer, leaving CBS News after producing coverage of the 1984 Olympics for CBS affiliates.

As a freelance reporter and independent producer in Los Angeles, Karen has produced, hosted and been a guest on many local public affairs shows. She has contributed to numerous media outlets, including the Los Angeles Times, TV Guide Online, The Advocate, and OutQ News on Sirius Satellite Radio. Karen also headed the L.A. Sunshine Coalition that advocated for open government issues and has participated in “sunshine” panels sponsored by the Society of Professional Journalists, among other groups. In 2004 Karen was honored by NLGJA/LA and was name Woman of the Year by Christopher Street West, organizers of L.A.’s annual LGBT Pride event.

Karen Ocamb: Recently Filed

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Meningitis Kills 3 LA Gays; Vaccinations Recommended

Filed by Karen Ocamb | April 04, 2014 | 2:30 PM | comments

Three gay and bi men have died from meningitis in LA, and authorities are advising that that HIV-positive men and those at high risk should get vaccinated.Read More


Fred Karger Deposed by 'Discombobulated' NOM

Filed by Karen Ocamb | March 23, 2014 | 3:00 PM | comments

LGBT advocate Fred Karger was deposed this month by NOM. The entire session was a grueling waste of time, which Karger believes was NOM's point all along.Read More

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Casting Call: Trans Folks Who Want to Kiss on Camera

Filed by Karen Ocamb | February 20, 2014 | 12:30 PM | comments

URGENT: are you trans? Are you comfortable kissing on camera? Would you like to help send a message of support to Russia's LGBT community? Then your help is needed - today!Read More


Racists, Homophobes, & the GOP All Love Special Rights

Filed by Karen Ocamb | October 15, 2013 | 3:00 PM | comments

What do racists, homophobes, the proponents of Proposition 8, and today's Republican Party all have in common? They all love special rights.Read More

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Frank Schubert's Next Target: CA's Trans Student Bill

Filed by Karen Ocamb | September 09, 2013 | 11:00 AM | comments

Frank Schubert's anti-trans referendum could become the stealth initiative of 2014, drawing conservative Republican money to try to leverage and regain power in California.Read More