Charles Feldman

charles feldman2 Charles FeldmanCharles Feldman joined KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO as an investigative reporter in June 2004. Since then, he has won many awards for his work, including stories about security at LAX and a former Beverly Hills cosmetic surgeon who has been charged with the death of a patient.

Prior to working at KNX 1070, Charles was a CNN correspondent based in New York City from 1983 to 1994 and the network’s L.A. bureau from 1994 to 2004. He has focused his reporting on organized crime and terrorism and has done extensive investigative work on a variety of topics. Charles covered the World Trade Center bombing with a series of investigative reports and also covered the lengthy federal trail of the men accused of the bombing. Additionally, he was instrumental in the network’s coverage of the O.J. Simpson murder trial.

Charles has reported for Reuters, KNBC-TV, and the New York Daily News. He has also produced investigative television segments with Dan Rather for “Dan Rather Reports” on HDNET.

Charles has covered some of the most noted criminal trials in recent U.S. history, including the trials of Bernhard Goetz, John Gotti, Imelda Marcos, Claus Von Bulow, and the Pam-Am bombing over Lockerbie, Scotland. More recently, he has covered the cases of Robert Blake, Michael Jackson and Phil Spector. During the first Persian Gulf War, Charles was assigned to the United Nations filing live and tape reports for CNN.

Before joining CNN, Charles worked for several TV and radio news organizations, including WPIX-TV and WCBS-TV in New York, Independent Network News, ABC Westinghouse Satellite News Channel and WICC Radio in Connecticut. He has written articles for such publications as New York Magazine, Parade, The New York Post and Playboy (International Edition). As a reporter and producer for the Wall Street Journal Report TV program, Charles covered stories from both New York and Los Angeles.

Charles is co-author of the critically acclaimed book, “No Time To Think-The Menace of Media Speed and the 24-News Cycle.” He is a regular contributor to several well respected blogs, such as The Huffington Post and the real estate website BiggerPockets.com

Charles earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Brooklyn College and a master’s degree in journalism from New York University. He has taught journalism at the City University of New York and USC. He has been a guest lecturer at several universities in Southern California and has been a popular invited speaker before a wide variety of groups and associations.

Charles is also a licensed, instrument pilot who has used those skills to cover breaking news.

You can follow Charles on Twitter at www.twitter.com/cfeldman1

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KNX Ready Or Not: Volcano

Hardly a day goes by when Southern Californians don’t wonder if we’re ready for the anticipated “Big One”.

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KNX Ready Or Not: Politicians

When emergencies strike, we often turn to elected officials for financial relief.

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KNX Ready Or Not: Emergency Disease

It will soon be flu season.

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KNX Ready Or Not: Bioterrorism

As much as we fear natural disasters like earthquakes, fires or mudslides, it is a man-made disaster – bioterrorism – that can be particularly cruel.

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KNX Ready Or Not: Radiation

There was a time when most big cities had fallout shelters for radiation. Not any more.

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KNX Ready Or Not: Heat

We’ve been experiencing dangerously hot weather.

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KNX Ready Or Not: Community Emergency Response Teams

The keys to surviving a major disaster include being prepared and knowing your neighbors.

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KNX Ready Or Not: Volcanoes

Many people don’t realize it, but there are volcanoes in California – and there could be all sorts of problems if they erupt.

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KNX Ready Or Not: A Screenwriter’s View

One way to be prepared for any emergency is to get ahead of the problem.

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KNX Ready Or Not: Do We Worry Too Much?

With earthquakes, fires, mudslides and even volcanoes, California can be a very dangerous place. But how worried should you be?

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Special Report: Why You’re NOT Ready for Disaster

Ready or Not? Sounds like a children’s game. But it’s not. In fact, whether you are ready or not when a major disaster hits, can make the difference between life and death.

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Running on Empty: Our Epic Drought

California is at a “tipping point,” say leading climatologists, as a historic drought enters its fourth year with no end in sight.

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Running On Empty: Metropolitan Water District GM Jeffrey Kightlinger

The Metropolitan Water District provides drinking water to 19 million Southern Californians.

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Running On Empty: Climate Change

Among leading scientists, there is little doubt the Earth’s climate is changing.

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Running On Empty: Who’s Watching The Water?

It may surprise you to learn that we do a lousy job keeping track of how much water is being used in this drought – and by whom.

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