Karen Ocamb

Karen Ocamb

At a Glance:

Karen Ocamb has been a Project Contributor since June 2007, has written 781 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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Why Michael Brown's Shooting Matters to the LGBT Community

Filed by Karen Ocamb | September 06, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

Would there have been this kind of outrage had Michael Brown been gay? Probably yes, since he most likely would have been killed because of his race, rather than his sexual orientation. Young black men -- gay, bi or straight -- are endangered in America.Read More


Study: Nearly 20% of LA Foster Care Youth Are LGBTQ

Filed by Karen Ocamb | August 27, 2014 | 5:30 PM | comments

A groundbreaking new study from the L.A. LGBT Center confirms that LGBTQ youth are overrepresented in the city's foster care system, the largest in the nation.Read More

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LGBT Journalists Honored at NLGJA Chicago Convention

Filed by Karen Ocamb | August 26, 2014 | 12:30 PM | comments

There's been a steady drumbeat of mostly positive media coverage of LGBT people and issues -- a fact the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association helped with and took note of during their annual convention.Read More

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Renée Richards' Racquet Enters Smithsonian LGBT Collection

Filed by Karen Ocamb | August 24, 2014 | 4:00 PM | comments

Imagine grasping that tennis racquet and walking through the day, the tennis match, the life Renée Richards fought to have.Read More

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CA Rep.: Black Activists Needed to Save Gays in Africa

Filed by Karen Ocamb | August 12, 2014 | 2:30 PM | comments

U.S. Rep. Karen Bass says a variety of responses are needed to the spate of anti-homosexuality laws in 37 African countries.Read More