Free Event! Local radio and TV reporters talk about what it’s like being on the front lines of a fire

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In light of the recent fires in Southern California, have you ever wondered what it would be like to do your job from the front lines of a raging fire? What challenges would you face? What risks are involved?

The Southern California Chapter of American Women in Radio and Television (AWRT SoCal) presents a free event, open to the public — “Reporting Live From A Fire Zone,” Wednesday, September 30 from 6pm-8pm at the Andaz Hotel in West Hollywood, honoring the amazing women reporters on the front lines of the recent fires.

Kristine Lazar, KCBS, at 2007 Malibu fire.

Kristine Lazar, news reporter KCBS/KCAL, at 2007 Malibu fire command post. Photo: Bryan Frank

Featured panelists  Shannon Farren and Hannah Scott from KFI AM 640, Claudia Peschiutta from KNX 1070, Wendy Burch from KTLA News, Jo Kwon from KABC 790 and Kristine Lazar from KCBS/KCAL will be on-hand to share their experiences about what it’s like to deliver real-time updates on the fire’s movement to the public in a timely manner, including evacuation notices, emergency shelter updates, and important road closure information.

Maria Sanchez, Director of Development and Communications for the American Red Cross of Ventura County will also be on site to discuss what to do in case of a fire, and will serve as the panel moderator.

Donations will be accepted to support Disaster Relief Funds of the American Red Cross.

For more information and to make reservations, visit

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