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Los Angeles Press Club
A non-profit organization with
501(c)(3) status
Tax ID 01-0761875

4773 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90027
Phone: (323) 669-8081
Fax: (310) 464-3577


Robert Kovacik

Vice President
Patt Morrison
Los Angeles Times/KPCC

Anthony Palazzo
Bloomberg News

Christina Villacorte
Los Angeles Daily News

Gloria Zuurveen
Pace News

Executive Director
Diana Ljungaeus
International Journalist



Barbara Gasser
International Journalist

Jahan Hassan
Ekush News

Gabriel Kahn
USC Innovation Lab

Fernando Mexia
Spanish EFE News Service

Tony Pierce
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Carolina Sarassa

Ben Sullivan

______________________ ADVISORY BOARD

Eli Broad
Founder, The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation

Rick J. Caruso
Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Caruso Affiliated

Madeline Di Nonno
Chief Executive Officer, Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media

David W. Fleming
Counsel, Latham & Watkins LLP

Sherry Lansing
CEO, The Sherry Lansing Foundation

George E. Moss
Chairman, Moss Group

Constance L. Rice
Co-Director, Advancement Project

Hon. Richard J. Riordan
former Mayor of Los Angeles

Ramona Ripston
former Executive Director, ACLU of Southern California

Hon. Bill Rosendahl
former Councilmember, City of Los Angeles

Angelica Salas
Director, CHIRLA

Carol E. Schatz
President & CEO, Downtown Center Business Imrovement District

Gary L. Toebben
President & CEO, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce

Matt Toledo
Publisher, Los Angeles Business Journal

Stuart Waldman ­
President, Valley Industry & Commerce Association

How does media cover the wealthy?

How does media cover the wealthy? Learn from the experts.

Panel discussion at the Press Club, Thursday, February 27.


PETER NEWCOMB, Bloomberg News editor who leads Bloomberg’s [...]

Annual Meeting Thursday, October 24, Followed by a Book Party for Timothy Spangler

The Los Angeles Press Club is fielding candidates for the 2014 Board of Directors. For print, broadcast and Internet journalists, this is an opportunity to [...]

The 2013 Daniel Pearl Fellows: Views on America

Join us for an evening with the 2013 Daniel Pearl Fellows, moderated by Rob Eshman, editor of Jewish Journal.

Pearl Fellows 2013

Winners 55th Southern California Journalism Awards


Click here for more pictures from the Award show Sunday, June 23rd

Click here for videos from the Award show.

President's Award to Carl Reiner

The Los Angeles Press Club is thrilled to announce this year’s honoree for the President’s Award is a Hollywood legend.  Carl Reiner is a director-actor- writer-producer-recording artist-comedian and tweeter [...]

Courageous Mexican Journalist to Receive the Daniel Pearl Award

This year’s winner of the Daniel Pearl Award for Courage and Integrity in Journalism is Mexico’s Sandra Rodríguez Nieto. She  has worked for El Diario de Juárez from [...]

HONORING BILL ROSENDAHL -- Wendy Greuel joins the roasters and toasters

Los Angeles Press Club kicks off its 2013 Centennial Celebrations by honoring former LAPC President Bill Rosendahl with a “Roast and Toast” on May 16, [...]

NLGJA-LA and the Los Angeles Press Club present: Out in the Newsroom: A look at LGBT coverage and careers in journalism.

A panel of openly gay journalists will share their experiences and advice on being out in journalism today. What are the pros and cons of [...]

Meet Thom Hartmann at the Press Club on Saturday 2/2

Join us for a conversation about radio journalism with Thom Hartmann, radio host who presents “Renaissance thinking about the issues of our day.” 
Hartmann is a [...]

Page Views vs. Good Journalism

“Are Page Views Killing Good Journalism Click by Click?” moderated by LA Weekly Managing Editor Jill Stewart, at the Los Angeles Press Club on Thursday, [...]

Reporting from the Danger Zone

Early Bird Savings Extended to Oct. 3 for Club Members

Paid-up members of the Los Angeles Press Club may enter the National Entertainment Journalism Awards at the lower Early Bird rate through October 3. Apply

Lecture: Avoiding Libel/Slander for Journos

Los Angeles Press Club and Loyola Law School co-host session at the Downtown Campus, Thurs., Sept. 6 at 6 pm RSVP

Club to Screen Award-Winning Doc; Director Q & A

LAPC member and volunteer Rouslan Ovtcharoff has produced a documentary that has been winning awards at film festivals. He has arranged for the Club to [...]

Bernstein Accepts President's Award; Woodward, On Deadline, Participates Via Video


At the June 24 LA Press Club Journalism Awards at the Biltmore, nearly 500 journalists and media executives heard Carl Bernstein address the importance of [...]

Stars Come Out for Awards Gala

When Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward receive the Los Angeles Press Club’s President’s Award on the 40thanniversary of Watergate at the Biltmore, the trophy will [...]

WATERGATE: The Press, Politics and the Presidency

KPCC Frank Stoltze, John Dean, Richard Reeves–photo by KPCC


John Dean, President Nixon’s former special council, promised new revelations on the Watergate cover-up in his [...]

Book Party - Alive Inside the Wreck

Book Party – Alive Inside the Wreck: A Biography of Nathanael West, by Joe Woodward

Thursday, December 8, at 7:00 pm. Event over. 

Woodward & Bernstein to be Honored On 40th Anniversary of Watergate Break-in

Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein to Accept 2012 Los Angeles Press Club’s President’s Award


Attend the 4th NEJ Awards Honoring Hugh M. Hefner!

Hugh M. Hefner, Jack Maxwell, Sarah Sweet, Dick Gregory, Robert Kovacik


The tables will be turned [...]

2012 Board Elections Underway

The Press Club has been able to recruit a number of strong candidates either to run for open seats, or to be appointed to vacant [...]

Attend NEJ Gala Honoring Hugh M. Hefner, Donate to Club's Silent Auction


Hugh M. Hefner, the legendary editor-in-chief and founder of  Playboy Magazine, will receive a lifetime achievement award [...]

8 Ball Club News


8 Ball Award presented to President Truman in 1948

Thurs., Oct. 13

2012 Board Elections and LAPC Annual Meeting. Candidates for next [...]

LAPC Co-Sponsors Award Presentation

Larry Mantle, Warren Olney, Patt Morrison honored on Oct. 18 at Central Library

Hugh M. Hefner honored with Lifetime Achievement Award from L.A. Press Club

Hugh M. Hefner, the legendary editor-in-chief and founder of Playboy Magazine, will receive a lifetime achievement award from the Los Angeles Press Club at its [...]

4th National Entertainment Awards

 Final deadline extended to Tuesday, October 11; Diana must approve extensions. 310-210-1860 or

This national contest is aimed at entertainment reporters and editors, film and [...]

Grading the teachers: Song, Felch and Smith on their series in LA Times

Please join us on March 24 at the Los Angeles Press Club to hear Los Angeles Times reporters Jason Felch, Jason Song and Doug Smith [...]

Neil Strauss on "Everybody Loves You When You're Dead"

For anyone intrigued by what makes top musicians and celebrities tick, read about and watch video from this event.
Press Club to meet prolific Rolling [...]

How I Got That Story

Bono and Alexik

On April 19, 2010 suspected counterfeiter, drug dealer and weapons maker Brian Alexik evaded police at the door of his [...]

Talk Radio and Its Impact

AOL Patch Editorial Director at the Press Club

Rebooting California, symposium co-sponsored by the press club

Be better equipped to cover California Politics — enjoy a full day of symposium panels at Loyola Law School on Friday, September 24th. Experts explore [...]

Behind the Grim Sleeper Scoop

NEWSTHINKING, a workshop at the press club

How we broke the story: Gottlieb and Vives reveal the story behind the Bell City Scandal

The Secrets of Publishing Panel/Workshop

How do I break into glossy magazines that pay two dollars a word? Why don’t literary agents call me back? Why are editors [...]

Conversations with Daniel Pearl Fellows

WHAT: A conversation with Pakistani journalist Aoun Sahi, The News on Sunday, The News International, Lahore (Punjab) and Egyptian journalist Nasry Ahmed Esmat , Al-Ahram [...]

Last Chance to Attend Gala

Comedian Judy Tenuta  joins LA Press Club Sunday night, replacing Kathy Griffin. You, too, can come! If available, tickets will be sold [...]

Hear the Roar of Iran's Lion Women -- Thursday Night

Lion Women chronicles the untold story of the Iranian women’s movement and its fight for democracy and human rights which culminated a year ago [...]

52nd SoCal Journalism Awards Gala June 27th at the Biltmore

LOS ANGELES–CNN’s Anderson Cooper, CBS2/KCAL/9 political reporter Dave Bryan and NPR foreign correspondent Anne Garrells will receive the Los Angeles Press Club’s highest honors at [...]