Celeste Fremon

Celeste Fremon
JSK Community Impact Fellow
founder and editor, WitnessLA
Los Angeles, California

Celeste Fremon is the founder and editor of WitnessLA, a nonprofit independent news site focusing on criminal justice with a special focus on how violence prevention, the juvenile justice & criminal justice systems, and school discipline affect the health and well-being of California’s communities. She also edits WLA’s weekly newsletter, The California Justice Report.

She is the author of “G-Dog and the Homeboys” (Hyperion 1995, University of New Mexico Press, 2004, 2008) and the upcoming “Downfall,” about corruption and brutality inside the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department.

She taught journalism as an adjunct professor at the USC Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism, and as a visiting lecturer teaching at UC Irvine’s literary journalism program. Now she guest lectures on journalism and public policy at USC Annenberg, UC Irvine, Occidental College, and UCLA.