Karen Ocamb

Karen Ocamb

At a Glance:

Karen Ocamb has been a Project Contributor since June 2007, has written 777 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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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

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Hate Crime? Gay West Hollywood Beating Victim Dies

Filed by Karen Ocamb | August 09, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

The LAPD now considers the death of Ramon Estrada a homicide, though they have not yet officially determined the fatal attack to be a hate crime.Read More

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Happy Birthday to Norman Lear, Hollywood's Top Liberal

Filed by Karen Ocamb | July 27, 2014 | 2:00 PM | comments

Television producer Norman Lear, who celebrates his 92nd birthday today, is a lifesaver, especially for gay people eager to see themselves portrayed in the mass media with dignity instead of pathos and disgust.Read More

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Santorum-Produced Film Likens LGBT Rights to Nazis Persecuting Jews

Filed by Karen Ocamb | July 07, 2014 | 12:30 PM | comments

Rick Santorum's film company is making a documentary that likens the current alleged attacks on "religious liberty" to the Nazi persecution of Jews.Read More

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Prop. 8 Plaintiffs Zarrillo and Katami Wed at Last

Filed by Karen Ocamb | July 03, 2014 | 5:00 PM | comments

Last weekend, under a balmy evening sky outside the Beverly Hilton Hotel, Proposition 8 plaintiffs Jeff Zarrillo and Paul Katami exchanged wedding vows as family and friends looked on with swelled hearts.Read More